Don't Ask Don't Tell (DADT)
John Banvard, a 95 year-old World War II veteran, married his partner Gerard Nadeau, a 67 year-old Vietnam veteran, at the Chula Vista Veteran's Home in California in September of this year after 20 years together. It was the first time Chula Vista Veteran's Home hosted a wedding ceremony between two male veterans.
Tony Perkins is still hung up on a speech he got dis-invited from giving three years ago, and is still pretending to be the victim in the story.
Autumn Sandeen is the first transgender service member to publicly have her gender marker changed on all military documents.
As the United States celebrates and commemorates the strong men and women dedicated to serving our country on Memorial Day, LGB citizens serving in the military are faced with the conflict inherent in serving openly as LGB after the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” while fighting for a country that still refuses to acknowledge their relationships.
Transgender soldiers still cannot serve openly after the repeal of the U.S. military's discriminatory "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) policy.
In its latest issue, OutServe Magazine, a bi-monthly publication highlighting issues of importance to LGBT servicemembers in the U.S. Armed Forces, shares the stories of transgender military professionals as they navigate the incredible hardships of living closeted lives to maintain their careers.