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
With a slam at the repeal of DADT: "The members of our armed forces and their families deserve better than to be treated like laboratory rats in some social experiment." So says the guy who secretly sold US weaponry to Iran.
Until I read Robert M. Gates's memoir Duty I considered the former secretary of defense one of the quiet heroes in repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT). But Duty reveals something else: a controlling defense secretary working to saddle...Show More Summary
At the age of 17, Rob Smith enlisted in the military, just as he was figuring out his own sexual identity. What he encountered the moment he got to boot camp shocked him. Featured Image: read more
Tony Perkins, the social conservative leader who is misidentified every time his LGBT rights obsessions are not put front and center, tweeted the following about reports of Al Qaeda's expansion in parts of Iraq: [Tony Perkins] DADT is of course...
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