Topics :: GLBT servicemembers

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DADT is Gone But AVER Continues to Fight

NATIONAL | By Christiana Lilly | May 22
It's believed that more than 100,000 veterans have been kicked out of the military for being LGBT, and groups like American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER) are working to advocate for those who laid their lives on the line.

Brother Lauds Sister, Openly Lesbian Air Force Officer Killed in Afghanistan Attack

Air Force Maj. Adrianna Vorderbruggen was the highest ranking officer killed in Monday's suicide bomber attack.

Discharge Change Lifts Burdens for Gay Vet

NATIONAL | By Matthew S. Bajko | Sep 27
The repeal of the military's anti-gay "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in 2011 made it easier for veterans kicked out for homosexuality to apply to have their discharges upgraded. For this 85-year-old veteran, it made a huge difference.

Gay WWII Vet, 90, Marches in His First Pride Parade

NATIONAL | By Bob Ristelhueber | Jul 18
The night before the parade, alone in his room in a Marin retirement community, he wrote out the sign he would wear on this Pride Sunday: "90 years old - Wounded Veteran World War 2 - Proudly Gay!!"

Oregon Establishes LGBT Veterans Coordinator

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Jul 12
A proposed law in the Beaver State would create a position designed to help LGBT veterans.

Soldiers of Pride to March in Long Beach

PRIDE | By Chris Carpenter | May 10
More than 80,000 people traditionally take part in Long Beach Pride, either in the festival, parade or the weekend's many ancillary events. Among them this year will be a significant new contingent; LGBT members of the Armed Forces.

Outserve-SLDN's Leadership Conference Features Big Goals, Top Speakers

CULTURE | By Chris Carpenter | Mar 22
The Fourth Annual OutServe SLDN Leadership Conference takes place from Thursday, March 26 through Sunday, March 29 at the W Hotel in San Diego. this year features top speakers and authors from the forefront of the equality battleground.

Commission Charts Path for Open Transgender Military Service

NATIONAL | By Justin Snow | Sep 1
A new report finds the Pentagon could immediately open the armed services to transgender Americans.

LGBTs Share Home Front Stories from WWII

CULTURE | By Heather Cassell | Jun 28
It was a major shift in gender roles and social mores for the U.S., but somehow little is known about life for LGBTs on the home front during World War II.

DVA Recognizes Lesbian War Widow as a Surviving Spouse

WORKPLACE | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 13
The Department of Veterans Affairs has decided to retroactively recognize the nation’s first known same-sex war widow, Tracy Johnson, as the legal spouse of the late SSG Donna Johnson killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan.

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