Topics :: gays in the military

LGBT Servicemembers at Greater Health Risk

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Dec 27, 2013
Hunter College’s Center for HIV Educational Studies & Training’s study found that harassment, victimization, mental health, substance abuse and sexual risk behaviors face LGBT service members in the U.S. military.

Same-Sex Ceremony Held at Fort Bragg’s Chapel

Sunday Dec 22, 2013
The North Carolina home of the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division and the Green Berets is opening the base chapel to same-sex ceremonies.

Army Says No ’Strong Bonds’ for Lesbian Couple

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Nov 22, 2013
A legally married lesbian couple at Fort Irwin, Calif., says that they have been refused participation in an Army marriage enrichment program because they are gay.

Florida National Guard Grants Full Bennies to Same-Sex Married Couples

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Nov 6, 2013
Even though the Sunshine State doesn’t recognize gay marriage, Florida’s National Guard has announced that they will give married partners of LGBTs full benefits.

Gay Military Couple Talk About Importance of Benefits in New Vid

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Sep 26, 2013
The U.S. Department of Defense released a new video on Wednesday explaining how the recent extension of military and spousal benefits impacts same-sex military couples.

Are The Feds Recognizing Same-Sex Marriage in NM?

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Sep 11, 2013
After a military base in New Mexico recognized a service member’s same-sex marriage, the Pentagon will not confirm if it has changed its policy.

Feds Won’t Enforce Same-Sex Veterans Law

By Pete Yost | Wednesday Sep 4, 2013
The Obama administration said Wednesday it will stop enforcing a law that blocks benefits to partners of military veterans in same-sex marriages.

Texas Guard Refuses to Process Same-Sex Benefits

By Chris Tomlison | Tuesday Sep 3, 2013
The Texas National Guard refused to process requests from same-sex couples for benefits on Tuesday, citing the state constitution’s ban on gay marriage, despite a Pentagon directive to do so.

Gay Vet Wounded in Iraq Booed by Anti-Gay Protesters in Texas

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Aug 20, 2013
Anti-gay protesters booed a gay Marine veteran, who lost a leg in battle during the Iraq War, when he testified in San Antonio, Texas, this week in support of an anti-discrimination ordinance.

A Decade of Pentagon Struggles Bared at Trial

By David Dishneau and Pauline Jelinek | Thursday Aug 15, 2013
Some of the Pentagon’s most painful themes of the past decade have played out at the court-martial of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning.