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DADT

Discrimination

Watch: Joe Biden Says ‘It’s Close To Barbaric’ LGBT People Can Be Fired For Being LGBT

by David Badash ● 9:19 AM March 24, 2014
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Joe Biden on Saturday told a Human Rights Campaign audience that “it’s close to barbaric” LGBT people can be fired “for who you love.”

Don't Ask Don't Tell

‘Restore Honor To Service Members Act’ Introduced In Senate

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:59 AM January 31, 2014
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“A clean, honorable record is long overdue for veterans who were discharged solely because of who they love.” – NY Senator Kristin Gillibrand

Coming Out

Marine Buddies Give Gay Marine A Memorable Going Away Gift

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:14 PM September 12, 2013
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Sergeant Brian Eberly, a gay Marine, is leaving the service after eight years. His buddies said goodbye with a surprise gift: A pride flag with the Marine Corps symbol.

Civil Rights

Freedom Of Religion? Baptists Ban Chaplains From Even Attending Weddings Of Same-Sex Couples

by David Badash ● 1:58 PM September 6, 2013
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The Southern Baptist Convention — America’s second-largest Christian sect next to Roman Catholics — has now banned Baptist chaplains from not only performing same-sex marriages, but even from attending the weddings of any same-sex couples.

Analysis

Transgender Military Equality: The Time Is Now

by Guest Author ● 7:02 PM August 12, 2013
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Brynn Tannehill argues that nearly three years following the repeal of DADT, why the time is right now for transgender military equality

News

‘So. Tell Me. Are You Transgender?’ — After DADT: Transgender Life In The US Military

by Guest Author ● 6:48 PM August 10, 2013
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Charlotte, a transwoman, is outed as a transgender soldier to her chain-of-command, but for the moment survives because a senior non-commissioned officer ignores the antiquated medical regulation that excludes transgender persons from serving.

News

Transgender Life In The US Military: Hiding In Plain Sight

by Guest Author ● 5:08 PM August 7, 2013
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Guest author Brynn Tannehill shares the stories of three transgender members of the military and how they hide in plain sight, especially as transmen.

News

Living In Fear, But Coming Out As Transgender In The Navy

by Guest Author ● 5:50 PM August 6, 2013
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“Michelle” is a transwoman who currently serves in U.S. Navy with support from her supervisors. She shares her story with The New Civil Rights Movement via guest author Brynn Tannehill.

News

After DADT: Transgender Life In The United States Military

by Guest Author ● 3:27 PM August 5, 2013
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Guest author Brynn Tannehill explains that despite the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, an outdated Department of Defense policy still prohibits transgender persons from military service.

Civil Rights

SPARTA, New Group For LGBT Service Members And Veterans Launches

by David Badash ● 3:17 PM July 22, 2013
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Servicemembers, Partners, and Allies for Respect and Tolerance for All (SPARTA) announced its launch today, just weeks after the possible or apparent end of OutServe SLDN.

Bigotry Watch

Military Is Swapping Christians For ‘Hyper-Masculine Homosexuals’ Warns Fischer

by David Badash ● 5:22 PM July 11, 2013
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Bryan Fischer today is warning of a “concerted effort” to “remove Christians” from the U.S. military and swap them with “hyper-masculine homosexuals,” says “main threat to religious liberty is homosexual agenda.”

Analysis

Follow Me: Military LGBT Will Lead Marriage Equality Implementation

by Guest Author ● 9:38 AM June 28, 2013
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Bridget Wilson, one of America’s top lawyers practicing military law, presents the revolutionary ways life will change for gay service members and their families in a post-DOMA world, although some significant problems remain

News

Hagel, Jarrett and Fanning Speak at Pentagon’s Annual Pride Event

by Tanya Domi ● 6:12 PM June 25, 2013
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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, White House offiicial Valerie Jarrett and Eric Fanning, the first openly gay Pentagon official spoke at today’s DoD Pride Event

Don't Ask Don't Tell

Democrats Introduce Bill To Give Honorable Discharges To Military Personnel Dismissed Under DADT

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:00 AM June 24, 2013
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Two Democratic congressmen have announced that they will introduce a bill this week that would grant Honorable Discharges and restore the Veterans Benefits of any service member separated under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.