Tag Archives: DADT

NEW JERSEY: Gay Men Have Civil Union Ceremony On Military Base

You can expect this a wingnut meltdown over this. An Air Force airman and his partner have been united in a civil union ceremony held at the military base where the airman is stationed. Dozens of friends and family members attended Saturday afternoon’s ceremony for Tech. Sgt. Erwynn Umali and Will Behrens. It was presided over by Kay Reeb, a ...

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Former Joint Chiefs Of Staff Chair To Headline DADT Repeal Celebration

It’s a new world.

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PhoboQuotable – Carl Gallups

“Open homosexuality has been enacted and in less than a year the military is celebrating Gay Pride Month. This downward progression was easy to forecast and I fear the worst is yet to be seen in this matter. The military is actually going to celebrate the fact that two men have sex as though one of them is a woman! ...

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Headline Of The Day

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Pentagon Pride Announcement

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Secretary Of Defense Leon Panetta Issues Video Celebrating Gay Servicemembers

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Pentagon To Celebrate Pride Month

The Department of Defense has announced that they will recognize gay pride month. Last summer, gays in the military dared not admit their sexual orientation. This summer, the Pentagon will salute them, marking gay pride month just as it marks other celebrations honoring racial or ethnic groups. Officials said Thursday that they’re planning the first-ever event to recognize gay and ...

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FRC: Still Pissed About Military Gays

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Perkins Re-Spins DADT Message

“Yesterday I was interviewed by a Voice of America reporter who obviously had a perspective on this that was different than mine and said ‘we heard all of this talk about this was going to be horrible for the military and the military was going to be decimated by this, and here we are 12 months later and we haven’t ...

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HISTORY: Openly Gay Cadets Graduate From Air Force Academy

(Via Zack Ford)

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SAN DIEGO: Gay Sailor’s Homecoming

Yesterday JMG reader Aaron Heier accompanied his Navy veteran friend Lee to the San Diego homecoming of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, where Lee was reunited with his longtime boyfriend Trent, who’d been at sea for six months.

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Smooth Sailing At Annapolis

The Baltimore Sun reports that since the repeal of DADT, life has gotten a lot easier for gay midshipmen at the Naval Academy. Eight months after the repeal, midshipmen both gay and straight describe a quiet but significant transformation at the Naval Academy. Gay midshipmen are seeking recognition for a student club. Last month, for the first time, faculty members ...

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FRC Continues DADT Lies

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Open Thread Thursday

Were you in the military? Are you? Would you?

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Tony Perkins: The Repeal Of DADT Brought About The Secret Service Hooker Scandal

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Reinstated And It Feels So Good

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) reports today that their client SSgt. Anthony Loverde will be reinstated to the Air Force. Via press release: Staff Sergeant Anthony Loverde, discharged in 2008 under the discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” DADT law, will be reinstated in the U.S. Air Force and will return to active duty. He will take the oath in Sacramento ...

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MARYLAND: Openly Gay Cadets Attend Naval Academy LGBT Alumni Event

Gay history was made this weekend. Via USNA Out: Ninety-four U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) alumni, midshipmen and their guests gathered here Saturday to recognize alumni and midshipmen accomplishments over the last year, commemorating seven months since repeal of the law commonly known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”. Thirty-one midshipmen of all four classes and ...

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Dan Choi May Represent Himself

Dan Choi has dismissed his lawyers and says he may represent himself in the case which he hopes will wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court. Choi was arrested in late 2010 for handcuffing himself to the White House fence, an action he says is protected by the First Amendment. Lou Chibarro reports at Washington Blade: “I think for activists, ...

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DADT Repeal Impact: NONE

From a story in North Carolina’s Fayetteville Observer: After several months, the impact, according to the military, was summed up by Pentagon spokesman Capt. John Kirby: “Impact?” he said. “Negligible, if that.” Across the military, retention is high. Recruitment is at 100 percent of goals. Military officials say they’re unaware of any discipline issues relating to gays serving openly. Among ...

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Photo Of The Day – Afghanistan Pride Flag

Just posted to the Wipeout Homophobia page of Facebook with the caption: “hubbie in afghanistan raising a gay pride flag.” I’m still in meetings at the journalists conference in Houston, so I’m hoping my flying monkeys can track down the back story behind this photo. (Tipped by JMG reader David)

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