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Out of the Shadows: DADT’s Repeal 5 Years Later

Today marks the 5 year anniversary of the full implementation of the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Repeal of the law closed a dark and discriminatory chapter of American history that required gay, lesbian, and bisexual servicemembers...Show More Summary

Dems Celebrate 5th Anniversary Of DADT Repeal

last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via press release from the Democratic National Committee: “In the five years since Congress repealed the discriminatory Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, we’ve made great strides in expanding and protecting the rights of the LGBT community in the United States, but we still have further to go. Show More Summary

Five Years Later: The End of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Is Historic Progress We Must Fight To Keep

This post originally appeared on The Huffington Post. Today marks the five-year anniversary of the official end of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) — the archaic and deeply discriminatory law that barred gay, lesbian, and bisexual Americans from serving openly in the military. Show More Summary

What a Difference 5 Years Makes: Half a Decade Since DADT Died

On this important anniversary, gay Iraq vet Rob Smith shares an excerpt from his powerful memoir, Closets, Combat + Coming Out.

FRC’s Prayer Of The Day: Ask God To Wake Up And Save Christians From The Terror Of Losing This Election

last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Previous Family Research Council prayers of the day have asked God to stop the repeal of DADT, stop the repeal of DOMA, stop same-sex marriage, stop transgender rights, and protect Christians who kidnap the children of gay parents. Considering...Show More Summary

Gay At Sea – A Look At The US Coast Guard’s LGBT Community

3 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Connie Terrell – Despite the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) in 2011, and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in 2013, total equality for the LGBT community is still a work in progress. One of the ways...Show More Summary

Navy Tells Sailors Discharged Under ‘DADT’ to Appeal and Have Their Records Changed

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The U.S. Navy Secretary is urging sailors and marines discharged under the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” to formally appeal those decisions and have their records changed, the Navy Times reports: “If you were… Read The post Navy Tells Sailors Discharged Under ‘DADT’ to Appeal and Have Their Records Changed appeared first on Towleroad.

Senate Secretly Makes History – Approves THIS Man as Army Secretary

The left is continuing its social engineering project with the military, and what just happened was inevitable at this point. After overturning DADT, the Senate has approved the first gay

Remembering a Pioneering Female Soldier Killed in Action

Adrianna Vorderbruggen, instrumental in repealing DADT, died while on active duty in Afghanistan.

Ben Carson Says He’d Consider Firing All LGBT Service Members from the Military

This post originally appeared on The Huffington Post. For 17 years, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) prohibited qualified gay, lesbian, and bisexual Americans from serving in the Armed Forces and sent a message that discrimination was acceptable. Show More Summary

Ben Carson Says He'd Consider Firing All LGBT Service Members From The Military

For 17 years, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) prohibited qualified gay, lesbian, and bisexual Americans from serving in the Armed Forces and sent a message that discrimination was acceptable. When President Obama signed the DADT repeal bill just over five years ago, the ban was placed exactly where it belongs - in the dustbin of history. Show More Summary

Ben Carson May Want To Ban Gays In The Military…Again

9 months agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Retired neurosurgeon and frontrunner for America’s first Zombie President Ben Carson has some typically regressive ideas when it comes to gays in the military. Despite the fact that DADT repeal just hit the five-year mark and the fabric of the American military hasn’t collapsed, Ben Carson still wants to check the “evidence” to ensure that the decision to let gays and [...]

Lesbian Air Force Major, DADT Repeal Advocate Killed in Action

9 months agoLGBT / Lesbian : SheWired.com

A pivotal advocate for ending the military's policy known as "don't ask, don't tell" was killed in action Monday when a motorcycle bomb detonated in Bagram, Afghanistan, reports CNN.  Air Force Maj. Adrianna Vorderbruggen was one of six American service members killed in Monday's suicide attack. Show More Summary

Lesbian Air Force Major, DADT Repeal Advocate Killed in Action

Air Force Maj. Adrianna Vorderbruggen was one of six Americans killed in a suicide bomber attack in Bagram, Afghanistan, on Monday.

#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: December 7, 2015

BEN CARSON FONDLY REMEMBERS DADT; DECRIES EFFORTS TO ALLOWS TRANS AMERICANS TO SERVE OPENLY: Speaking at a veterans townhall this weekend, presidential candidate Ben Carson fondly remembered the days when gay and lesbian Americans were...Show More Summary

Ben Carson on Military: Restore DADT, 'Deal with the Transgender Thing Somewhere Else'

Dr. Ben Carson, who has avoided talk of military service since it was revealed he lied about being offered a scholarship to West Point, on Saturday spoke to veterans at an Iowa town hall about women in combat, gays in the military and...Show More Summary

HRC to Honor Iraq War Vet Eric Alva with Prestigious Chuck Jordan Award

Alva became a national spokesperson in the fight to repeal the discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) law, which prohibited qualified gay, lesbian, and bisexual Americans from serving openly in the armed forces.

Bernie Sanders Tells Rachel Maddow ‘It Just Wasn’t True’ that DOMA and DADT Prevented ‘Something Worse’ – WATCH

11 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

On Monday night, Rachel Maddow interviewed Bernie Sanders and discussed his “sharp contrast” with Hillary Clinton on DOMA. It was last Friday night that Clinton, coming off her ‘best week ever’, told Rachel Maddow that both Do… The post Bernie Sanders Tells Rachel Maddow ‘It Just Wasn’t True’ that DOMA and DADT Prevented ‘Something Worse’ – WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.

Equality news round-up: DADT, DOMA come up in 2016 presidential campaign, and more

11 months agoLGBT / Gay : Prop 8 Trial Tracker

News from Colorado, and the presidential candidates. The post Equality news round-up: DADT, DOMA come up in 2016 presidential campaign, and more appeared first on Equality On Trial.

Hillary Clinton Tells Rachel Maddow That DOMA and DADT Were ‘Defensive Actions’ by Her Husband: WATCH

11 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Rachel Maddow sat down with Hillary Clinton last night for her first interview since Thursday’s Benghazi panel. It was also the first time Clinton has given an interview since VP Joe Biden got out of the race. They talked about bothShow More Summary

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