The former Air Force Major's settlement is the third and final in a lawsuit challenging military discharges under the since-repealed Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy.
"Here's hoping they make the right decision and I'm praying that moves like this will help," the singer says.
A new study finds Russians more hostile toward LGBT people than they were eight years ago.
While Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is being hailed as a progressive leader for signing a new Commonwealth charter that opposes discrimination based on gender, LGBT activists note that the monarch has never actually uttered the words 'gay' or 'lesbian.'
Documents recently released by the University of Texas show that a widely discredited study on family structures by associate professor Mark Regnerus was funded by a right-wing antigay group and intended to provide evidence that gay and lesbian parents are inadequate in order to present that argument to the Supreme Court.