A new batch of White House documents from the Clinton presidency have just been released, and they confirm what was long suspected: the discussions that ultimately resulted in the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy were rife with homophobia. As his first act in the White House, Clinton promised to lift the military’s ban on gay service […]
Documentary photographer Vincent Cianni spent three years to gather a spectrum of stories of gay men and women who served their country read more
The third anniversary of the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell (DADT) found the U.S. military intact and stronger than ever. Despite the utter failure of their previous doomsday predictions to materialize, the same voices of oppositionShow More Summary
A personal and triumphant look at the out and proud military families serving our country in the wake of the repeal of DADT.
Sher Kung died Friday when a truck struck her as she rode her bicycle in downtown Seattle. read more
An opinion column for The Daily Caller blamed gay and bisexual men for much of the military's sexual assault problem, arguing that the 2010 repeal of the armed forces' Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT) policy had worsened the problem of rape...Show More Summary
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, is entering San Francisco politics. From the bio page of his campaign site: The injustice of the “Don't Ask, Don’t Tell” policy prompted Dan to take a leading role in protests against the law. Show More Summary
DADT, hate crimes, marriage, and more.
JMG reader Dave Evans has compiled 40 minutes of gay-related news clips that aired in the 2000s. Among the topics: Lawrence V Texas, the Hate Crimes Act, Massachusetts marriage, Proposition 8, DADT, and DOMA. PREVIOUSLY ON JMG: Compilations of gay news in the 1970s, gay news in the 1980s, gay news in the 1990s, and the first ten years of HIV/AIDS.
The latest gay rights compilation video by Dave Evans, with news clips from 2003-2014. Featured in this video: The Supreme Court's Lawrence v. Texas decision, Massacusetts becoming the first state to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, President George Bush...
JMG reader Dave Evans has compiled an hour of gay-related news reports that aired in the 1990s. Among the topics: ACT UP demonstrations, the Boy Scouts, gay pride marches, the election of Bill Clinton, the enactment of DADT, the enactment...Show More Summary
On June 2 transgender service members said they "still feel neglected" four years after Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT) was repealed. These comments were made at an event hosted by the Veterans History Project. According to the Military...Show More Summary
Burning Blue's military romance exposes DADT read more
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, is at it again in a...
Burning Blue, the 1995 off-Broadway play about Navy fighter pilots who fall in love under 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' and are exposed during a government investigation into a series of fatal accidents, has been adapted for the big screen. The...
A soldier who served in silence under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” has inspired straight former Marine Roger Dean Huffstetler’s incredible op-ed for Washington Post. DADT is literally history, and there now are tons of stories coming out from the soldiers affected by it. You may have even heard of one that’s been making the rounds. Former Sergeant […]
When it came time to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, President Obama gave the U.S. military leaders a lesson in who’s commander-in-chief. According to a new report from Buzzfeed, Obama made it clear to the heads of the five military branches that they could either accept his decision or resign. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert […]
This is a confusing article. Hondo sent it to me early this morning and I couldn’t make heads nor tails of it on just one cup of coffee. It wasn’t until Country Singer sent it to me this afternoon that I could figure it out. When you’re reading the story, the fellow above is really […]
A report by a commission led by former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders (pdf) finds there is no good rationale for a transgender ban. Nathaniel Frank, author of Unfriendly Fire: How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America, looks into the history behind it: The ban on transgender military service is really a string of different restrictions left over from […]
Leanne Pittsford is cultivating her own "gay agenda" in 2014. With the successful culmination of the gay and lesbian community's two main federal policy goals, dismantling both "don't ask, don't tell" (DADT) and the Defense of Marriage...Show More Summary