ACLU Wins Severance Pay for Victims of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Including…

The ACLU had been in court for two years trying to get military service members who were involuntarily dismissed during don't ask, don't tell their full severance pay. The Obama Administration finally settled and agreed to pay full separation to all service members who were involuntarily separated after Nov. 10, 2004.… » 1/14/13 9:30am 1/14/13 9:30am

Despite Their Best Efforts, Gay People Fail to Destroy the Military

Having openly gay people serving in the military was supposed to ruin everything—at least if you believed opponents of allowing them to serve openly. But a new Pentagon report given to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta this week says that, in fact, absolutely nothing has changed in the eight months since the ban on… » 5/11/12 9:30am 5/11/12 9:30am

14-Year-Old Bisexual Girl Confronts Rick Perry On DADT

Ambushing Republican candidates and asking them to explain their crappy positions on gay rights is becoming quite the trend in this election, and Rick Perry is the latest target. After a town hall meeting in Iowa, 14-year-old Rebecka Green approached Perry and said, "I just want to know why you're so opposed to gays… » 12/19/11 10:30am 12/19/11 10:30am

Gay Troops On Active Duty Say Coming Out Has Been A Pretty Mixed Bag

Like many victories, you take the bad with the good. For the GLBT military folks who attended the first-ever gay military personnel convention, OutServe, in Las Vegas yesterday the good has been the non-stop support and "shrugs" they received after they came out and the opportunities that are now opening up for them. » 10/16/11 12:45pm 10/16/11 12:45pm

'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Is Officially Over

As of 12:01 tonight, homosexuals are allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military! Though Republicans recently tried one last time to stall the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" by claiming the new rules haven't been adequately examined, Pentagon press secretary George Little said on Monday that 97% of the military has… » 9/20/11 12:01am 9/20/11 12:01am

Republicans Make Last Ditch Effort To Stop DADT Repeal

The Pentagon has announced that "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" will be officially repealed on Tuesday, but Republicans are having a hard time accepting that the military won't be allowed to discriminate against homosexuals anymore. This week two Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee asked Defense Secretary Leon… » 9/16/11 10:40am 9/16/11 10:40am

How Lady Gaga Repealed Don't Ask Don't Tell

Lady Gaga is talking politics again — this time, immigration politics. You could be skeptical about the impact a celebrity could have on the political conversation — or you could look at certain other examples, including Gaga with the Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal. » 5/10/11 3:35pm 5/10/11 3:35pm

Good News: Obama Stops Defending Indefensible "Marriage Act"

The Obama Justice Department has announced it will no longer fight for the Defense of Marriage Act in court. Gay rights advocates had long been infuriated that despite the administration's opposition to it, government lawyers were still defending in court the act that prohibits federal recognition of gay marriage. » 2/23/11 1:42pm 2/23/11 1:42pm