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Out reps and allies denounce anti-LGBTQ+ provisions in House defense spending bill

“Republicans love to claim how they support our troops in one breath, just to turn around and vote to discriminate against them with the next,” said Rep. Mark Pocan, chair of the Congressional Equality Caucus.

Retired firefighter and veteran comes out as gay — in his obituary

Edward Thomas Ryan apologized for not having had the courage to come out in life, but the mistreatment he saw gay people experience deterred him.

Disabled veterans lack vital support as fewer Americans know someone in military service: report

Easterseals CEO Kendra Davenport discussed the findings of a groundbreaking new report with The Advocate.

Two military members denied promotions for having HIV just won their lawsuit

The settlement will see that the two are commissioned as officers "in recognition of the status and military careers they qualified for and earned years ago."

Former U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, champion of 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal, dead at 82

Lieberman, who was Al Gore's running mate in 2000, leaves a largely pro-LGBTQ+ record.

David Mixner, veteran LGBTQ+ activist and presidential adviser, has died at 77

Mixner's advocacy spanned from the 1960s movements for civil rights and peace to the 21st-century fight for marriage equality and included notable involvement with Bill Clinton on the issue of gays in the military.

Ukrainian veterans protest after church withdrawals gay soldier's medal

“We thank the soldier for his military merits, but we do not share his sinful preferences and LGBT agitation,” the Orthodox Church said in canceling the medal to Viktor Pylypenko.

Pat Logue, Lambda Legal attorney who won landmark cases, has died

“Pat Logue was a brilliant lawyer, a trailblazing jurist, and a hero to the LGBTQ community," says a Lambda Legal statement.

Gay Democratic reps demand Pentagon resolve cases of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ dishonorable discharges

Lawmakers have pressed the Department of Defense in a new letter for faster action on injustices stemming from the DADT policy.

Trans veterans were promised access to gender-affirming surgeries — but it never happened

The Transgender American Veterans Association filed a lawsuit on Thursday over the Department of Veterans Affairs’ failure to act after years of inaction.

Meet the transgender Space Force rocket scientist who’s unimpressed by Libs of TikTok’s attacks

”If video and photos of me are shared, great because I see that as an opportunity for someone to see that LGBTQ people are successful wherever they are,” Col. Bree Fram said in response to online attacks.

Massachusetts governor seeks IVF coverage for veterans in same-sex relationships

Maura Healey, one of the first out lesbian governors in the nation, wants to equalize coverage of assisted reproduction and provide other new benefits to Massachusetts veterans.

GOP Defense Bill Stripped of Anti-LGBTQ+ and Anti-Abortion Measures

Key conservative measures, including restrictions on transgender health care and reproductive health benefits, was dropped from the final $886 billion defense bill.

Fight for Queer Equality in the Military Chronicled in New MSNBC Documentary

Through the eyes of a veteran and activists, Serving in Secret depicts discrimination, love, heartache, and redemption on the road to repealing anti-LGBTQ+ policies.

Bisexual Veteran's Story Highlighted at Library of Congress

The library's "Serving in Silence: LGBTQ+ Veterans" collection seeks to encompass the experiences of all segments of the community.

Gay Sex Ban in Military Upheld by South Korean Court

In the past, the law has been used to arrest dozens of people in what critics have called a “gay witch-hunt.”

Dianne Feinstein: An LGBTQ+ Rights Champion

Feinstein was slow to embrace marriage equality but eventually did, and she supported the community in other ways.

Republican Rep. Paul Gosar Calls for Death to 'Sodomy-Promoting Traitor' Gen. Mark Milley

The far-right Republican from Arizona went on an unhinged rant against the retiring Joint Chiefs chairman.

Donald Trump Asked Joint Chiefs Chair Mark Milley, 'Are You Soft on Transgenders?'

In a new Atlantic interview, Milley recounts that Trump once said no one wants to see wounded veterans.

Pro-Equality Lawmakers Demand Removal of Anti-LGBTQ+ Sections From Defense Bill

The House version of the National Defense Authorization Act includes bans on trans health care, Pride flags, drag shows, and more.