Gabriel Arana has a long, pull-no-punches profile of the DADT activist and Iraq veteran. One of Choi’s darkest moments was at his trial earlier this year for chaining himself to a White House fence in 2010: Dan called four witnesses to testify, then showed a video of his Rachel Maddow interview. While it played, he wept. “The defense rests!” he announced, […]
American Prospect senior editor Gabriel Arana has published a lengthy profile on Dan Choi, who has largely dropped out of the public eye since the repeal of DADT and his high-profile trial for chaining himself to the White House fence. Show More Summary
DADT may be dead, but discrimination against LGBT soldiers is a long way from being over. A lesbian couple allege they were barred from participating in a military marriage retreat at Fort Irwin, a national training center located in the Mojave Desert in northern San Bernardino County, California. According to the Military Times, Shakera Leigh Halford and her wife, who is […]
Former Marine Marc Winslow describes his experience being gay in the Marines before the repeal of DADT.
Robert Gates, former Secretary of Defense under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, will be the next President of the Boys Scouts of America, replacing Wayne Perry, Imperial Valley News reports. Gates' role in dismantling the military's "Don't Ask,...
Right Wing Watch uncovers additional evidence of E.W. Jackson's homophobia. read more
Marquell Smith, a former US Marine who fought his own discharge under 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (DADT), and subsequently fought the discriminatory law itself, aiding in the ultimate repeal of DADT, has formed a new political action committee aimed at...
Fox News Radio's Todd Starnes repeated the discredited myth that the post-Don't Ask Don't Tell (DADT) military is persecuting Christians, citing the case of an anti-gay airman who castigated his Air Force superiors to the media as evidence. In a September 6 column for FoxNews.com, Starnes reported that Sgt. Show More Summary
Darren Manzella was killed in a car crash in upstate New York on Thursday. read more
Darren Manzella, a gay combat medic discharged after publicly coming out in 2007, was killed in a traffic accident on Friday in western New York. According to the AP: The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said Manzella was driving on Interstate 490 in suburban Rochester about 8:30 p.m. Thursday when his vehicle sideswiped a car. Deputies [...]
Condolences are pouring in on the Facebook page of former Army Sergeant Darren Manzella, who served two tours of duty in Iraq and spoke out against the military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy. He died in a car accident Thursday...
First in a coming web series. While the policy was in effect, Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT)—the law that banned LGB Americans from serving openly in the nation’s military—addressed sexual orientation not gender identity. The repeal of DADT had no effect on transgender service-members who still serve in silence. Show More Summary
The reality star's moms had to keep their relationship a secret because one of them was in the Navy during DADT. The post TV Alert: Kelly Brady of “City Girl Diaries” introduces her friends to her two moms appeared first on AfterEllen.com.
For many of us who served before the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," it's almost surreal. Full rights for gay military couples seemed like a long shot back then. Like the repeal of DADT, this announcement will be remembered joyously as a part of our shared LGBT history.
Since the end of both DOMA and DADT, eyes have been glued to the Pentagon, waiting for a definitive answer as to what sort of benefits it will start extending and to which same-sex couples. Thanks to a senior official...
If you think the Senate is broken, today's vote to block a defense appropriations bill that carries the repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" law provides certain proof. And if you don't think so, you might want to reconsider.
Since the repeal of DADT, the stakes in the battle over religious freedom for our men and women in uniform have become much higher, and...
The man who helped co-found OutServe under a pseudonym before the repeal of DADT will tender his resignation tomorrow. read more