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Kandahar, Afghanistan LGBT Pride – an official DOD video

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This is huge on so many levels, including the international level.
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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.
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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.”
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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.
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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.
Interview with the iconic “gay military kiss” couple (video)

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.
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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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