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Pentagon May Revise Same-Sex Benefits

NATIONAL | Aug 7
The Pentagon is poised to extend health care, housing and other benefits to the same-sex spouses of military members by the end of August, but may reverse earlier plans to provide benefits to gay partners who are not married.

FRC: ’DADT’ Repeal Caused Rise in Military Sexual Assault

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | May 24
The president of the anti-gay Family Research Council sent out an email blaming the rise in sexual assault in the military on the repeal of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell."

Repeal of DADT Just the Beginning, Says OutServe SLDN

LOCAL | By Akeem Favor | Mar 16
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.

Same-Sex Military Couples Struggle for Recognition

FAMILY | By Michael Biesecker | Jan 20
A year after DADT repeal allowed openly serving military personnel, gay & lesbian spouses are facing discrimination on several fronts, including benefits, social clubs, counseling & pensions.

Retired Battleship Hosts NYC Gala a Year After DADT Repeal

WORKPLACE | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 26
A year after the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, top brass, service members and ABC’s Barbara Walters gathered on the Intrepid, a retired Navy battleship-turned-museum, to honor Admiral Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Paul Ryan: DADT Should Not Be Reinstated

POLITICS | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 25
In a recent interview, GOP vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan joined the chorus admitting that the issue of out-gay military personnel is dead and that reversing the repeal of "Don’t Ask Don’t Tell" would be a "step in the wrong direction."

Furor Fades a Year After Military’s Gay Ban Lifted

NATIONAL | By David Crary | Sep 17
It’s been a year now since the policy known as "don’t ask, don’t tell" was repealed, enabling gay and lesbian members of the military to serve openly, no longer forced to lie and keep their personal lives under wraps.

Studies Show Openly Gay Military Has No Negative Impact, Here or in Israel

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 13
A year after the repeal of DADT, a study shows that openly gay members of the Armed Forces has had no negative impact on our nation’s military.

Pride & Protest Over Uniformed Military Marching in San Diego

PRIDE | By Shaun Knittel | Jul 31
There was intense reaction to a group of active & retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces in San Diego Pride, with pride from many & protest from right-wingers in Congress & online claiming that they had violated longstanding military policy.

LGBT Clubs Thrive at Post-DADT U.S. Military Academies

WORKPLACE | By Shaun Knittel | May 31
In Annapolis, West Point & Colorado Springs, after years in the shadows, LGBT alumni groups are now recognized & even encouraged by the elite Armed Forces service academies.

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