Topics :: GLBT servicemembers

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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.

Out Service Members Show Their Pride

PRIDE | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jun 26
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

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.

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.

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

NATIONAL | By Justin Snow | May 2
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

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.

DADT Activist Dies in NY Wreck

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

PRIDE | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 4
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.

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