Topics :: GLBT troops

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GOP Challenges Military March in Gay Parade

By Donna Cassata | Jul 25
Congressional Republicans challenged Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Tuesday to explain why the Defense Department allowed active-duty troops to wear their uniforms while marching in San Diego’s gay pride parade last weekend.

Magazine for Gay Troops Slated for Arrival on Bases

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 31
A new magazine is published by OutServe, an organization catering to gay and lesbian servicememembers who, until now, have had to remain in the shadows and lie about their sexual orientation.

Wikileaks Suspect Transferred to Fort Leavenworth

By Robert Burns and Lolita C. Baldour | Apr 21
The Army private suspected of illegally passing U.S. government secrets to the WikiLeaks website was transferred Wednesday to an Army prison in Kansas from the Marine brig in Virginia where he has spent the past nine months.

Supporters of GLBT Patriots Push Back Over DADT Oversight Hearing

By Kilian Melloy | Apr 1
An oversight hearing chaired by an opponent to the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell has anti-gay groups excited at the prospect of hampering the anti-gay law’s retirement. But supporters of gay and lesbian patriots are standing firm.

Gay Calif Sailor Says He Can Stay in the Navy

Apr 1
A Navy petty officer who was investigated for violating the military’s ban on openly gay servicemembers says a review board at his California base has voted against his discharge.

LGBT Veterans for Peace March on Home Turf for St. Patrick

Mar 18
LGBT group, Veterans for Peace, have secured a permit to march in the first alternative St. Patrick’s Day Parade for those denied access to the annual Boston event.

Don’t Ask, Don’t... Fall Asleep Watching TV?

By Kilian Melloy | Mar 7
A sailor says he’s being drummed out of the Navy for an innocent incident in which he and a friend fell asleep on the same bed while watching television, CNN reported in March 5.

Now What? Second Guessing Goes On After DADT Vote

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 20
With DADT on its way out, critics continue to second-guess and offer dire predictions about what allowing gays in the military to tell the truth will mean. One commonplace claim: openly gay troops won’t bear up under the strain of combat.

Colleagues: Judge in gay court case not ’activist’

By Gillian Flaccus and Julie Watson | Oct 14
The federal judge who halted the military’s ban on openly gay troops is known for working at court well past closing time, typing her own court orders and doting on two terriers who themselves are no strangers to the halls of justice.

Pentagon in limbo on gays-military court order

By Robert Burns | Oct 14
As the Obama administration considers appealing a judge’s order to stop the law prohibiting gays from serving openly in the military, some officers and service members say they are uncertain how to react.

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