Topics :: GLBT servicemembers

LGBTs Share Home Front Stories from WWII

By Heather Cassell | Saturday Jun 28, 2014
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.

Out Service Members Show Their Pride

By Matthew S. Bajko | Thursday Jun 26, 2014
Organized by the first LGBT private organization to be sanctioned on a U.S. military base, those participating in the less-than-a-mile march late in the afternoon of Friday, June 20 were witnesses to another chapter in LGBT history.

DVA Recognizes Lesbian War Widow as a Surviving Spouse

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jun 13, 2014
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.

Rosemary Williams Keynotes AMPA Gala

By Winnie McCroy | Monday May 12, 2014
Rosemary F. Williams will keynote AMPA’s inaugural national gala dinner on May 17 in Washington, DC.

Updated Pentagon ’Human Goals Charter’ Includes Gay, Omits Transgender

By Justin Snow | Friday May 2, 2014
Top military officials Monday attached their signatures to the Defense Department’s updated Human Goals Charter that for the first time is inclusive of gay servicemembers, but fails to mention transgender Americans.

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.

DADT Activist Dies in NY Wreck

Saturday Aug 31, 2013
Darren Manzella, a gay combat medic discharged from the Army after criticizing the military’s ’don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy in a 2007 television interview, has died in a traffic accident in western New York. He was 36.

Pentagon Acknowledges GLBs in Uniform for Pride -- But Not Trans Servicemembers

By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Jun 4, 2013
A May 31 Pentagon memo acknowledges the contributions of GLBs in uniform, but drops the T; transgender servicemembers are still liable to be dismissed from the military. A new memoir from a trans SEAL might usher in a change, some news sources speculate.

Backlash After Manning Nixed by Pride Board

By James Patterson | Monday May 6, 2013
The board that oversees the San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade is facing a backlash after it rescinded a community grand marshal honor for Army Private First Class Bradley Manning, the gay man who leaked 700,000 classified government documents.

Repeal of DADT Just the Beginning, Says OutServe SLDN

By Akeem Favor | Saturday Mar 16, 2013
At the OutServe-SLDN national dinner, leaders and veterans took a moment to celebrate their gains before refocusing on the mission -- to serve and protect LGBT servicemembers.