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Soldiers from prestigious U.S. Army unit charged with stealing Pride flags in Virginia

A community rallies behind an LGBTQ+ couple in south Arlington, transforming the neighborhood into a beacon of solidarity and support, after soldiers allegedly stole their Pride flags.

Lauren Boebert Under Fire for Horrifying Transphobic Comments About Pentagon Official

Boebert's Democratic colleagues were quick to come to the official's defense.

Democrats Push to Block Defense Funds to Uganda Over Anti-LGBTQ+ Law

Using the must-pass National Defense Authorization Act, two LGBTQ+ members of Congress have joined forces to hold up funds to the African country.

Ash Carter, Defense Secretary Who Supported Trans Soldiers, Dies at 68

He led the Department of Defense's effort to include transgender service members in the ranks of the U.S. military.

Senate Confirms Historic LGBTQ+ Nominees to Defense Department

Gina Ortiz Jones, a lesbian, was confirmed as undersecretary of the Air Force, and Shawn Skelly, who is trans, was confirmed as assistant secretary of defense for readiness.

Biden Picks Lesbian Vet Gina Ortiz Jones for Air Force Undersecretary

Former congressional candidate Jones would be the first lesbian, second member of the LGBTQ+ community, and first woman of color to serve in the post.

Manning's Attorney Accuses Pentagon of 'Strategic Leak'

An Associated Press report cites anonymous Pentagon officials who claim that the WikiLeaks source has been cleared for transfer, and will receive hormone therapy.


Texas: Military Spouse Takes Extra Steps, Still Denied Benefits

The wife of a female member of the Texas National Guard says she was denied housing benefits despite going through the extra steps required for same-sex couples to receive benefits.