Topics :: GLBT servicemembers

LGBT Servicemembers at Greater Health Risk

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Dec 27, 2013
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

Saturday Aug 31, 2013
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

By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Jun 4, 2013
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.

Backlash After Manning Nixed by Pride Board

By James Patterson | Monday May 6, 2013
The board that oversees the San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade is facing a backlash after it rescinded a community grand marshal honor for Army Private First Class Bradley Manning, the gay man who leaked 700,000 classified government documents.

Repeal of DADT Just the Beginning, Says OutServe SLDN

By Akeem Favor | Saturday Mar 16, 2013
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.

Officers’ Wives Club Excludes Lesbian Army Wife

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jan 1, 2013
The repeal of DADT left the military with a patchwork quilt of who gets what rights and benefits. For same-sex spouse Ashley Broadway, this resulted in her denial to join the Association of Fort Bragg Officers’ Spouses.

Soldier Up: HIV Positive and in the Military

By Akeem Favor | Monday Dec 3, 2012
For those Americans who want to serve their country in the military, having HIV is a dealbreaker, as military policy says soldiers must be able to withstand adverse situations and potential combat scenarios. But what about active service members?

ROTC Programs Return to Ivy League Universities

By Michael Melia | Monday Oct 24, 2011
Yale, Harvard and Columbia all signed agreements this year to bring back ROTC. Much of the lingering opposition to the military dissolved with last year’s repeal of "don’t ask, don’t tell."

Lesbian Marine, 2 Others Discharged for Faking Marriages

Tuesday Oct 18, 2011
Three San Diego Marine corporals have been discharged for bad conduct after admitting they faked their marriages to receive housing allowances.

Active Duty Gays Say Coming Out Has Been Non-Event

Monday Oct 17, 2011
Service members attending the first-ever convention for gay military personnel say they have received nothing but support or shrugs since coming out at work.