Celebrating LGBT Pride at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan
July 12 2014 4:13 AM ET

Celebrating LGBT Pride at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan

Garth Langley

About 50 military members got together in Afghanistan to celebrate LGBT pride.

Op-ed: 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Isn't Dead Yet
July 10 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Isn't Dead Yet

Jackie Speier

Repealing the discriminatory 'don't ask, don't tell' policy was just the tip of the iceberg in getting a fully LGBT-inclusive military.

#TBT: WWII and the Buddy System
July 10 2014 3:45 AM ET

#TBT: WWII and the Buddy System

Christopher Harrity

Throwback Thursday focuses on Taschen's new book, an amazing collection of vintage military men enjoying each other's (nude) company.

Sailor Files Complaint: Navy Ship Staff Ignoring Pride Month
June 18 2014 2:35 PM ET

Sailor Files Complaint: Navy Ship Staff Ignoring Pride Month

Michelle Garcia

A former sailor says he has heard complaints from those serving on board the USS Carl Vinson that the ship's commanding officers have been hesitant to promote LGBT Pride Month.

WATCH: LGBT Alliance Welcomes Out Airmen
June 11 2014 1:45 PM ET

WATCH: LGBT Alliance Welcomes Out Airmen

Sunnivie Brydum

California's Travis Air Force Base is home to the military's first officially sanctioned private organization for LGBT service members.

VA: Gay, Lesbian Vets Can Rest in Peace With Partners
June 06 2014 3:53 PM ET

VA: Gay, Lesbian Vets Can Rest in Peace With Partners

Michelle Garcia

Military couples in domestic partnerships or civil unions will soon get at least one benefit that married couples can access.

UNC Schools Begin Offering Gay Military Spouses In-State Tuition
May 30 2014 12:56 PM ET

UNC Schools Begin Offering Gay Military Spouses In-State Tuition

Daniel Reynolds

Despite a state ban on same-sex marriage, the University of North Carolina system has begun offering in-state tuition to the gay spouses of military personnel, so long as they were wed in states that have instituted marriage equality.

May 26 2014 1:40 PM ET

Gay Vets Continue to Fight to Win Back Their Honor

Being gay is no longer a bar to joining the military, but tens of thousands of former service members continue to be tarred by their military records. One woman fights to win back her honor

Op-ed: Remember, There Are Transgender People Lost Serving in Silence
May 26 2014 4:12 AM ET

Op-ed: Remember Trans People Lost Serving in Silence

Michael Silverman

The executive director of the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund has an important reminder for Memorial Day.

VA Grants Benefits to Lesbian Widow of Fallen Soldier
May 19 2014 1:12 PM ET

VA Grants Benefits to Lesbian Widow of Fallen Soldier

Michelle Garcia

Nearly two years after her wife died in Afghanistan, an Iraq veteran and National Guard member says the Department of Veterans Affairs will recognize her rights as a widow.

WATCH: Ronan Farrow's Trans Military Debriefing
May 15 2014 1:17 PM ET

WATCH: Ronan Farrow's Trans Military Debriefing

Parker Marie Molloy

The MSNBC host continues his focus on trans issues, this time taking on the military and welcoming discharged Navy cryptologist Landon Wilson and TransMilitary's Fiona Dawson to bring the cultural conversation ever closer to critical mass.

U.S. Naval Academy Hosts First Same-Sex Wedding
May 12 2014 2:14 PM ET

U.S. Naval Academy Hosts First Same-Sex Wedding

Daniel Reynolds

The military school marked an historic moment last weekend, hosting the nuptials of graduate David Bucher and his partner Bruce Moats.

WATCH: Defense Sec. Hagel Open to Review Trans Military Ban
May 11 2014 11:59 AM ET

WATCH: Defense Sec. Open to Review Trans Military Ban

Parker Marie Molloy

Though the repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell' allowed for lesbian, gay, and bisexual service members to serve openly, the military continues to discriminate against trans individuals, preventing them from service. Secretary of Defense Hagel speaks with ABC News on the policy's future.

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