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GOP Congressman: No Gays in Military; They'll Want Massages

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 23
A Republican congressman from Texas is making headlines this week after saying during a conservative radio show Wednesday that gay men shouldn't serve in the military because they'll want massages, which leaves them open to terrorism.

Rights of Same-Sex Military Spouses Vary by State

NATIONAL | Sep 23
Last year's Supreme Court ruling striking down DOMA ensured that federal military benefits extend to same-sex partners and their children. But about 2/3 of active-duty personnel in the U.S. are based in states that don't recognize same-sex marriage.

Chile Sailor Publicly Discloses His Homosexuality

NATIONAL | Aug 28
A sailor with Chile's navy on Wednesday announced he is gay, an unprecedented public declaration in this socially conservative South American nation.

Veterans Affairs Sued For Denying Gay Marriage Benefits

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 20
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is being sued over its refusal to grant spousal benefits to same-sex military couples in states where these marriages are not recognized.

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.

Military Color Guard to March in DC Gay Pride Parade

PRIDE | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 6
For the first time, a U.S. military color guard is expected to march alongside rainbow flags in Washington’s gay pride parade.

Rosemary Williams Keynotes AMPA Gala

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

No Military Burial for Wife of 74-Year-Old Lesbian Navy Veteran

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 24
Idaho says it’s a no-go for 74-year-old U.S. Navy veteran Madelynn Taylor to be buried with her wife Jean Mixner’s ashes -- at least not as long as that state continues to ban same-sex marriage.

LGBT Servicemembers at Greater Health Risk

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 27
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

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

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