But Chris Geidner highlights a promising development for transgendered members of the military: The Pentagon formally recognized earlier this month that there are transgender veterans — a step that LGBT advocates say is a long way from open transgender service in the military, but also a significant first step in that process. In a short letter dated […]
Former Rep. Allen West (R-FL), who has compared homosexuality to choosing an ice cream flavor, has said anti-gay workplace discrimination doesn't exist, opposed DADT repeal, and fired an intern for retweeting a pro-gay tweet, has joined FOX News as a...
The admission of NBA player Jason Collins this week that he is gay (and black) made headlines, given the overall lack of out and open prominent athletes historically and currently — for a multitude of reasons. After Jason Collins came out, inevitable backlash ensued. One bit of criticism came from Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike [...]Show More Summary
With Athlete Ally founder Hudson Taylor on the panel.
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), one of the three Senate Democrats not yet to endorse same-sex marriage, now says he regrets voting against the repeal of DADT. In December 2010, Manchin broke with Democrats and cast a vote against a procedural motion to advance "don't ask, don't tell" repeal legislation. Show More Summary
Sports great expounds on love for gay son, GLAAD awards Bill Clinton despite DOMA and DADT, Texas A&M lets students redirect LGBT activities fees, Virginia AG backs old sodomy law, more.
It's been four years since I broke up with my partner. We're among the few, proud Americans who can say that official U.S. government policy ended our relationship. Today I'm going see him for the first time since that breakup.
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) will honor Bill Clinton later this month. Politico reports that the organization will present the former president with the Advocate for Change award at its media-award event in Los Angeles. Show More Summary
Former US Army lieutenant Dan Choi, who became the face of the movement to end Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, has been fined $100 for chaining himself to the White House in 2010. Choi, who was discharged from the Army after coming out on the Rachel Maddow Show, faced up to six months in federal prison [...]
Birthday shoutouts go to Gareth David-Lloyd (above), who is 32, Dianne Wiest is 65, and Reba McEntire is 58. Lt. Dan Choi Faces 6 Months In Jail For Protesting DADT Policy Facebook Campaign Spotlights Beautiful Same-Sex Kisses. Excuse Me, Justice Alito, But We've Been Around Since Long Before Cellphones, Thank You. Show More Summary
Dan Choi, who went back to federal court today facing six months in prison or a $5,000 fine for an obscure infraction of Parks and Wildlife federal regulations related to a November 2010 'DADT' protest at the White House, was...
The former Army Leiutenant was convicted of "failing to obey a lawful order," and ordered to pay a $100 fine. read more
Today my friend Lt. Dan Choi went on trial for chaining himself to the White House fence in protest of "don't ask, don't tell." Despite the fact that DADT no longer exists, the Justice Department has aggressively pursued the charges against him. Dan deserves better than this.
(image robin mcgehee facebook) Powerful pictures from in front of the White House this morning as the 13 activists arrested on November 15, 2010 after chaining themselves to the White House fence in opposition of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' reunited...
Thousands of members of the LGBT community are descending on Washington, DC, to bear witness to the Supreme Court hearings on marriage equality. But others are coming to protest the trial of Lt. Dan Choi, who was arrested for chaining himself to the White House at a Don’t Ask Don’t Tell demonstration in 2010. Instead [...]
Lt. Dan Choi's trial, which began in August 2011 for protesting "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" with 12 other activists on November 14, 2010., resumes on Thursday in federal court in Washington D.C. Choi and the others chained themselves to the...
Via press release: On March 28, Lt. Choi will defend himself in a rare criminal trial at the federal level for peaceful protest. The charges are "failure to obey a lawful order" by the US Park Police for protesting in front of the White House -- a zone famous for free speech, assembly and petition for redress of grievance. Show More Summary
The former Air Force Major's settlement is the third and final in a lawsuit challenging military discharges under the since-repealed Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy. read more
Scholar Nathaniel Frank explains how cold, hard facts changed hearts and minds about gay rights in the military. read more
We've seen the repeal of DADT, Obama's "evolution" on marriage equality, and the emergence of two Supreme Court cases that will determine the next steps in the battle for marriage equality. But now isn't the time to just wait on our equality to come to us. Now is the time to seize it!