military

First Gay Man to be Honorably Discharged from the Navy Passes Away at 81

October is LGBT History Month, a time to celebrate all the brave people who came before us and to remember the enormous impact they have made. At GLAAD, this month also signals an opportunity to tell the stories of some of history’s unsung heroes. Gary Hess — a gay former Navy Commander who in the mid-1970s advocated for an honorable (rather than dishonorable) discharge from the military and won — is one such hero.

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LGBT en Español: DADT Repeal Sparks Joy, Latino Gay Parenting, and Marytrini Talks Drag

In this edition of LGBT en Español, LGBT military personnel celebrate the repeal of DADT. Plus two gay men expecting twins, Cristian Castro's same-sex kiss and more.

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September 23, 2011

Debate Audience Boos Gay Soldier

Stephen Hill, an openly-gay active-duty soldier in Iraq, asked the candidates about DADT. His video was audibly booed by the audience.
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September 21, 2011

Hip-hop duo honors lesbian service members in wake of DADT repeal

Hip-hop duo God-Des and She honors lesbian service members as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" comes to an end.

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September 21, 2011

Personal Stories Give Meaning to "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Repeal

The bulk of the mainstream media really got this one right.  As "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" ends, and we as a countr

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September 20, 2011

GLAAD Applauds End of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

GLAAD joins the country in celebrating the end of the military’s discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law. For far too long, lesbian, gay, and bisexual men and women wanting to serve their country were forced to lie about who they are to their friends and colleagues, or face removal.

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Media Roundup: The End of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

As military personnel prepare for Tuesday’s end to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”— the law that bans gay and lesbian service

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