Air Force

Tracking developments for LGBT equality in the United States Air Force. Since the Sept. 20, 2011 repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, advances in LGBT military equality have been made but progress is still ongoing. Advancements include the class of 2012's graduation from the Air Force Military Academy, which included the first openly gay cadets. In 2013 the Air Force made LGBT history by promoting out lesbian Patricia Rose to Major General, which made her the highest ranking LGBT member of the military at the time.

Heather Wilson was an opponent of LGBT equality during her time in Congress.

March 28 2017 8:37 PM

Police say the fight that left a U.S. airman severely wounded was not an act of terror or a hate crime. 

October 08 2015 8:48 PM

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

June 11 2014 1:45 PM

Mike Rosebush has spent more than two decades advocating for the discredited therapeutic practice that aims to turn gay people straight. He's now the head of the cadet counseling program at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

November 19 2013 3:36 PM

As a handful of counties recognize same-sex marriage in New Mexico, one Air Force base has made adjustments.

September 11 2013 1:27 PM