Kandahar, Afghanistan LGBT Pride – an official DOD video

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This is huge on so many levels, including the international level.

Pentagon to give marriage benefits to gay spouses following Supreme Court victory on DOMA

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And the wall crumbles. The tidal wive from DOMA’s demise is spreading across the land.

GOP Senator blames “gee whiz the hormones” for high rates of sexual assault in military (video)

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“Gee whiz, the hormone level created by nature sets in place the possibility for these types of things.”

Gillibrand: “Not every commander can distinguish between a slap on the ass and a rape”

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand lectured the military top brass at a sexual assault hearing today in the Senate.

DOD announces “fix” to gay Web site ban that doesn’t fix anything

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DOD reiterates policy of not banning LGBT sites, but doesn’t say anything about blogs or political sites.

DOD extends spousal-y benefits to gays, SecDef calls for DOMA repeal

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Gay domestic partner benefits include dependent ID cards, commissary privileges, child care.
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Military lifts ban on women in combat, religious right flips out

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Critics say military boys will become pooh-shy if they have to relieve themselves in front of girls. Seriously.

Tell Blue Coat to stop helping its customers ban gay and trans Web sites

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Please sign our joint petition with GLAAD telling Blue Coat to stop helping their customers ban gay sites.
Aircraft Carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Photo courtesy of DOD.

A US sailor asks why LGBT Pride Month is not celebrated in the fleet

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The Commander-in-Chief has issued two LGBT Pride Month proclamations, yet Pride is not celebrated in the fleet.
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White House responds to gay concerns about Hagel’s nomination

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It’s an ongoing sign of our community’s influence that the White House feels the need to keep explaining.
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DOD using same Blue Coat Internet censor as Syria, Saudi Arabia and likely Burma

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Blue Coat technology is blocking US troops from reading gay and progressive news Web sites and blogs.
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DOD to investigate complaints that gay blogs, news sites are censored on Pentagon computers

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DOD acknowledged tonight that “some sites may have unnecessarily been blocked.” And they’re looking into it.

DOD says it’s banning gay blogs for national security reasons – doesn’t ban FRC’s blog, Red State

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Funny that reading AMERICAblog, PHB, Towleroad, HRC’s blog risks national security. But FRC’s blog is fine.
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