Meet Brett Jones, a Gay Navy SEAL
February 12 2014 1:55 PM ET

Meet Brett Jones, a Gay Navy SEAL

Daniel Reynolds

Brett Jones discusses the secrecy involved in being a gay Navy SEAL under 'don't ask, don't tell' and the surprising community of support he discovered in the military.

92-Year Old Trans WWII Veteran Fights for Equal Treatment
January 30 2014 1:22 PM ET

WATCH: 92-Year-Old Trans WWII Vet Fights Discrimination

Parker Marie Molloy

A 92-year-old transgender WWII veteran claims discrimination after being refused Social Security survivor benefits following her husband's death.

You're In The 'DADT' Army, Now
January 29 2014 5:16 AM ET

You're In The 'DADT' Army, Now

Rob Smith

At the age of 17, Rob Smith enlisted in the military, just as he was figuring out his own sexual identity. What he encountered the moment he got to boot camp shocked him.

Op-ed: Black, Gay, American — It's Complicated
January 28 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Black, Gay, American — It's Complicated

Michelle Garcia

Rob Smith enlisted in the Army for a way out of his small town, but ended up becoming a prominent voice among LGBT enlisted soldiers of color.

Fort Bragg Army Base Hosts First Same-Sex Union
December 23 2013 5:45 PM ET

Fort Bragg Army Base Hosts First Same-Sex Union

Trudy Ring

The historic ceremony was not technically a marriage, banned by the state of North Carolina, but a religious celebration for a couple legally married in D.C. a few months ago.

Op-ed: What It's Like Being Trans In Military Academies
December 16 2013 9:07 PM ET December 18 2013 11:57 PM ET

Op-ed: What It's Like Being Trans In Military Academies

Brynn Tannehill

'There are two types of hiding: the kind that requires you to lurk in the dark spaces of the day, behind shadowy places ... and there is hiding in plain sight.'

Hagel: Full National Guard To Recognize Gay Couples
December 13 2013 1:57 PM ET December 13 2013 5:29 PM ET

Hagel: Full National Guard To Recognize Gay Couples

Michelle Garcia

Less than two months after the Defense Department launched an inquiry into how to recognize same-sex couples, each National Guard organization is now falling in line to observe the policy.

Coast Guard Academy Sees First Same-Sex Engagement Announcement
December 12 2013 2:55 PM ET

Coast Guard Academy Sees First Same-Sex Engagement Announcement

Trudy Ring

It's tradition that engagements are announced to the entire student body, and this was the first one for a same-sex couple.

Louisiana National Guard Will Extend Partner Benefits
December 05 2013 4:23 PM ET

Louisiana National Guard Will Extend Partner Benefits

Michelle Garcia

Louisiana is the latest state to announce that members of its National Guard will extend benefits to its gay members' legal spouses.

Texas National Guard Amends Policy For Same-Sex Couples
November 27 2013 4:25 PM ET

Texas National Guard Amends Policy For Same-Sex Couples

Michelle Garcia

Gay and lesbian members of the Texas National Guard will now be able to receive benefits for their spouses.

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