The 21st Century, along with public opinion, is moving faster than our current legislative bodies can handle.
From the Colorado Springs Gazette: The Air Force Academy class of 2015 is the first to come through four years at the academy with the open acceptance of gays and lesbians in the ranks. Tricia Heller, a 1987 graduate, and Tara Sweeney, a '95 grad, attended the ceremony to support Lydia Hill of Boston. Show More Summary
Low troop morale? Blame Obama and the gays. Christians leaving the military? Blame Obama and the gays. At least, that's your train of thought if your founts of wisdom come in the forms of former AFA spokeshater Bryan Fischer and...
The military has changed a lot over the past few years. Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) was repealed in 2011, and in 2013, the ban on women in combat roles was lifted. Advocates for the removal of these bans felt that members of the LGBT...Show More Summary
It wasn't long ago (pre-2011) that Lisa and her wife Massy were forced to hide their relationship from Lisa's Army family. With DADT and DOMA now out of the way, however, the two have embarked on a new chapter in...
700 Club crazy person Pat Robertson has always had a tenuous grasp of reality at best, so it's little surprise that a persecution complex is rearing its head in his latest diatribe against the gays by claiming that the repeal...
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...