11 Firsts: Major Milestones After The Repeal of 'Don't Ask Don't Tell'
BY Michelle Garcia
September 18 2012 5:00 AM ET
One of the biggest victories of the gay rights movement was repealing "don't ask, don't tell," which officially banned LGBT members of the military from serving openly. While there are still issues for personnel with same-sex partners (like housing or health insurance benefits) or transgender troops who still cannot serve openly, there still have been many causes for celebration.
August 2011: The First LGBT Magazine
Timed with the official repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," military officials approved distribution of OutServe, a magazine for LGBT service members and their families, on military bases.