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Opinion - Published on: July 2, 2013
With the implosion of OutServe-SLDN, it may be time to ask if the LGBT movement is ready to handle victory
News - Published on: Apr 12, 2013
Gay military activist refuses to pay fine for guilty verdict stemming from arrest at anti-DADT protest
News - Published on: Mar 29, 2013
Gay rights activist fined $100 for actions related to 2010 White House protest against ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell''
Feature Story - Published on: Feb 14, 2013
Photographer and filmmaker Amanda Lucidon shares the stories of real couples and real discrimination
News - Published on: Dec 26, 2012
Activist is offered ''post and forfeit,'' dropping case against him, while DADT trial still in limbo
Opinion - Published on: Oct 17, 2012
Despite the ongoing battles over marriage equality and the president's stated support, that and other LGBT issues have been nonexistent at the debates
Opinion - Published on: Sept 20, 2012
After years of writing about servicemembers ensnared by DADT, it's an honor to tell the stories of open, active-duty military
Feature Story - Published on: Sept 20, 2012
Sgt. John Cephas, Maryland National Guard
Feature Story - Published on: Sept 20, 2012
Feature Story - Published on: Sept 20, 2012
On the anniversary of DADT's repeal, three active-duty servicemembers tell their stories
Feature Story - Published on: Sept 20, 2012
Jennifer Pollom, Army
Feature Story - Published on: Sept 20, 2012
Chief Petty Officer Ronnie Ratliff, Navy
News - Published on: July 31, 2012
Critics take aim at Pentagon decision to permit military uniforms at San Diego LGBT Pride parade
Opinion - Published on: Apr 4, 2012
Seeking to be inclusive by using ''LGBT'' rather than ''gay'' can sometimes exclude the reality of transgender issues
News - Published on: Mar 20, 2012
Assessing DADT repeal at the half-year mark shows little disruption, but sticking points on nondiscrimination and a second front on securing out transgender service
Feature Story - Published on: Dec 22, 2011
The end of DADT in September was celebrated, but Capt. Steve Hill's autumn sums up ongoing questions
News - Published on: Nov 17, 2011
DADT lawsuit appeal rejected, Log Cabin to decide on appeal to Supreme Court
Opinion - Published on: Oct 13, 2011
Legendary activist leaves behind a world that's not perfect, but better for us all because of his accomplishments
Video - Published on: Oct 3, 2011
The President spoke for the second time about LGBT issues and accomplishments at the Human Rights Campaign's annual fundraiser
Opinion - Published on: Sept 29, 2011
It's clichéd but true that understanding the past is the most important tool for reaching the future
Feature Story - Published on: Sept 22, 2011
DADT may be gone, but that doesn't necessarily clear the road to re-up
Feature Story - Published on: Sept 22, 2011
Although the DADT Repeal Act set the stage for this week's repeal, several House Republicans tried repeatedly to stall or stop DADT's end
Opinion - Published on: Sept 22, 2011
The long-awaited end of DADT is a moment for celebration, as well as contemplation of where the LGBT community goes next
Feature Story - Published on: Sept 21, 2011
As ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell'' ends, servicemembers past, present and future wake to a world with one less piece of official discrimination
Feature Story - Published on: Sept 20, 2011
DADT's repeal is a moment of reflection for those who have been at the front of the fight for open military service for decades
News - Published on: Aug 23, 2011
News Analysis: A half-year after the Obama administration decided to stop defending DOMA, the impact on the legal landscape has been felt throughout the country
News - Published on: July 28, 2011
On Sept. 20, the law banning out gay, lesbian and bisexual military service will come to an end
News - Published on: July 14, 2011
U.S. Court of Appeals wants to know who's left to defend DADT, even as certification to repeal the law may be imminent
News - Published on: June 9, 2011
From the Hill to the Pentagon, President Obama and servicemembers face continued reminders that ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell'' is still on the books
News - Published on: June 2, 2011
Pentagon confirms Air Force discharge under ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell'' on April 29 the first and only discharge since Obama signed a bill to repeal the law
News - Published on: May 31, 2011
News Analysis: House defense bill vote shows how LGBT orgs' strategy leads House Dems to treat LGBT measures differently than GOP did
News - Published on: May 14, 2011
House language seeks more impediments to DADT repeal; other amendments seek to ban legal gay marriages at military facilities
News - Published on: Apr 7, 2011
From Congress to courts to the Pentagon, military service ban remains but just barely
Opinion - Published on: Apr 7, 2011
Despite the declaration ''This is done,'' the military still lives under the law of ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell''
Video - Published on: Mar 25, 2011
How will Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal change the lives of gay servicememembers
Video - Published on: Mar 21, 2011
Congressman addressed bigotry of DADT policy, shower fears
Events - Published on: Feb 3, 2011
Justin Crockett Elzie moves from Marine to wordsmith
Music - Published on: Feb 2, 2011
Gay Men's Chorus salutes LGBT officers, including Mike Almy
News - Published on: Jan 28, 2011
Pentagon sets quick pace for open gay, lesbian and bisexual service, though questions remain
Opinion - Published on: Jan 27, 2011
Despite the lure of big speeches, we have to remember that political victories mean more than achieving a sound bite
Opinion - Published on: Jan 12, 2011
Leaders need to overcome their fears and represent everyone in the LGBT community
News - Published on: Jan 5, 2011
News Analysis: With 2011 barely begun, the year promises ongoing LGBT political action pro or con on multiple fronts
News - Published on: Dec 29, 2010
From lawmakers to servicemembers, passage of DADT repeal prompts reflections of the past and hopes for the future
Opinion - Published on: Dec 29, 2010
With 2010 under our belts, it's time to take on the challenges of 2011
Feature Story - Published on: Dec 23, 2010
Obama, Congress, Pentagon coordinate repeal of gay-excluding policy; but it's not quite gone
News - Published on: Dec 23, 2010
DADT repeal still requires multiple steps after historic legislative success
Opinion - Published on: Dec 23, 2010
Beyond nuance and spin, something momentous happened Dec. 18
Opinion - Published on: Dec 23, 2010
Getting it done wasn't pretty, but the repeal of DADT calls for a celebration we can savor
News - Published on: Dec 22, 2010
News Analysis: As President Obama signs bill to end military's discriminatory policy, he tells the audience and the country that ''we are not a nation that says, 'don't ask, don't tell'''
News - Published on: Dec 19, 2010
NEWS ANALYSIS: With the Senate vote repealing ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell,'' a shameful vote of the Congress has finally been reversed but it took education, compromise and time
News - Published on: Dec 16, 2010
SLDN filed a lawsuit this week as the first ''shot across the bow'' of a new litigation strategy should congressional repeal of DADT fail in the coming weeks
News - Published on: Dec 16, 2010
DADT repeal gets new life with House and Senate standalone bills after Senate vote fails, but Marine Corps commandant strikes back with concerns about loss of life
Opinion - Published on: Dec 16, 2010
The roller coaster of DADT repeal efforts is dispiriting for a community that's worked hard for success
News - Published on: Dec 16, 2010
Employment bill started strong, but is barely breathing at the close of the 111th Congress
Video - Published on: Dec 10, 2010
SLDN tells Senators 'Don't go home!' until gay military ban is repealed
News - Published on: Dec 9, 2010
DADT comes to a head midweek, with all eyes on Reid
Opinion - Published on: Dec 9, 2010
McCain leads America down the rabbit hole with GOP help
Opinion - Published on: Dec 9, 2010
DADT repeal isn't just about the military, it's about respect and equality for us all
News - Published on: Dec 5, 2010
News Analysis: While some service chiefs oppose repeal of the military law, all told the Senate they can implement repeal
Opinion - Published on: Dec 2, 2010
Homophobic Marines and pat-down jitters run counter to ''home of the brave'' ethos
News - Published on: Dec 2, 2010
Adm. Mullen decries ''corrosive'' effect of DADT, as McCain criticizes survey questions in first day of Senate hearings into Pentagon report
News - Published on: Nov 30, 2010
''U.S. military can adjust and accommodate this change, just as it has others in history''
News - Published on: Nov 30, 2010
Pentagon report says DADT repeal would be ''low risk''; Defense Secretary Gates urges Senate to pass repeal before the end of the year
News - Published on: Nov 29, 2010
News Analysis: From marriage to the military, the next two weeks will highlight how far the movement for gay equality has come and how far it has to go
News - Published on: Nov 25, 2010
Gates sets Nov. 30 release for Pentagon DADT report, leaving all eyes on small group of senators
News - Published on: Nov 18, 2010
Good indicators for DADT repeal after midterms quickly shot down
News - Published on: Nov 15, 2010
Lt. Dan Choi, 12 other arrested at White House DADT demonstration
Video - Published on: Nov 11, 2010
Dupont Circle visitors offer opinions on the military's ban on gays
News - Published on: Nov 10, 2010
News Analysis: As the military, the Congress and the White House began discussing post-election prospects for DADT repeal, there were more questions and rumors than answers
Opinion - Published on: Nov 10, 2010
Despite a dim future for gay issues in Congress, we must summon unceasing resolve
Opinion - Published on: Nov 10, 2010
With time running out for equality, we can't afford to indulge fears of failure on DADT repeal
Feature Story - Published on: Nov 4, 2010
Jonathan Capehart charts his own course as one of Washington's leading opinion-makers
News - Published on: Nov 4, 2010
Ruling means military's ban on gay service in place through 2011 absent congressional, executive action
News - Published on: Nov 4, 2010
Questions about the repeal of the military policy loom large in wake of Patrick Murphy's Election Day loss
Opinion - Published on: Oct 28, 2010
Punishing Democrats may be a case of cutting off our nose
News - Published on: Oct 28, 2010
From courts to White House to Pentagon, DADT changing almost daily
News - Published on: Oct 21, 2010
From the White House to military recruiting centers, Judge Phillips's order halting the enforcement of DADT is having ripple effects across the country
Opinion - Published on: Oct 21, 2010
What should have been a stellar legislative achievement has collapsed into political failure
News - Published on: Oct 21, 2010
Memos intended to ''ensure greater uniformity and care'' in implementation of ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell''
Feature Story - Published on: Oct 7, 2010
With the White House not answering direct questions about marriage and DOMA, all Americans are left waiting
Feature Story - Published on: Oct 7, 2010
As established organizations face new perspectives and groups, LGBT advocacy is evolving despite setbacks and challenges
Video - Published on: Oct 1, 2010
Tammy Baldwin, Barney Frank help present honor to Nancy Pelosi
Opinion - Published on: Sept 30, 2010
From Pentagon to parenthood, the community is courting victories
Opinion - Published on: Sept 30, 2010
Obama's idea of the ''long view'' on DADT repeal puts a potential landmark victory at risk
Opinion - Published on: Sept 23, 2010
DADT repeal's failure shows that McCain is ready to lead the charge against gay servicemembers, no matter the facts or cost
News - Published on: Sept 23, 2010
Webb makes a surprising about-face in DADT vote Tuesday, following activists' peaceful ''combat boot'' demonstration
Opinion - Published on: Sept 23, 2010
Sexual racism is at the core of what many gay men believe to be ''preferences''
News - Published on: Sept 21, 2010
Dems can't overcome GOP front on DADT repeal, though blame crosses party lines
Opinion - Published on: Sept 20, 2010
News Analysis: Minorities are disproportionately discharged under DADT. Has avoiding discussion hurt the repeal movement?
News - Published on: Sept 17, 2010
''Following his lead,'' former servicemembers visit the office of Sen. Jim Webb to urge him to reconsider his previous vote against the DADT repeal amendment
News - Published on: Sept 15, 2010
From Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to Lady Gaga to U.S. District Court Judge Virginia Phillips, it's been a rough week for the military's anti-gay policy
Opinion - Published on: Sept 15, 2010
Although LGBT people should be frustrated with the lack of change, it's important for us all to stay involved
News - Published on: Sept 14, 2010
Margaret Witt asked for a trial to contest her discharge; now the government is ready to put her relationships under the microscope
News - Published on: Sept 8, 2010
News Analysis: As Republicans look to make gains in the midterm elections and Democrats play defense, few LGBT equality measures remain on the radar for action this year
News - Published on: Aug 26, 2010
From a working group survey of opposite-sex spouses to a ''high priority'' to meet with same-sex partners, DADT repeal talk is moving out to military families
News - Published on: Aug 25, 2010
Justice Department likely to be fighting for DOMA in heat of election season
News - Published on: Aug 18, 2010
As the Pentagon sends surveys to opposite-sex military spouses about DADT repeal, a spokeswoman says talking to same-sex military partners is a ''high priority''
News - Published on: July 29, 2010
Two new entities supporting DADT repeal sprung up on July 26 one for ''actively serving gay and lesbian troops'' and the other adding a lobbying arm to another group
News - Published on: July 29, 2010
From street protests to hugging a senator, civilian status hasn't slowed DADT activist
News - Published on: July 22, 2010
New York Army National Guard confirms that former Lt. Dan Choi was discharged from the military for violating ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell'' on June 29
Opinion - Published on: July 22, 2010
''Don't Ask, Don't Tell'' is a threat to the Constitution and National Security
Opinion - Published on: July 22, 2010
A 1942 military survey illustrates the shortcomings of society's perceived progress
News - Published on: July 14, 2010
Government drops all charges against Lt. Dan Choi and former Capt. James E. Pietrangelo for DADT protests
News - Published on: July 14, 2010
Pentagon DADT-repeal questionnaire raises questions of bias and participation from gay servicemembers
News - Published on: July 9, 2010
Defense Department spokesman defends DADT troop survey as unbiased, but cannot answer why it polls personnel on negative impact of potential repeal only rather than on negative impact of current policy
News - Published on: July 8, 2010
DADT survey prompts differing views from LGBT-advocacy organizations regarding confidentiality
News - Published on: July 7, 2010
Without many fireworks, Supreme Court nominee answers questions on marriage and DADT
News - Published on: July 1, 2010
Supreme Court nominee's hearings involve opposition to DADT
News - Published on: June 23, 2010
LGBT youth issues take center stage at White House pride reception
News - Published on: June 3, 2010
Lesbian retired colonel to serve on Defense Department advisory committee regarding women in the armed services
News - Published on: June 3, 2010
All sides recognize the hurdle just passed toward DADT repeal, but different cautions highlight the delicate balance of compromise
Opinion - Published on: June 3, 2010
DADT may be nearing its end, but not without some final flares of anti-gay politics
News - Published on: June 2, 2010
White House steps in to move seemingly intractable stakeholders in the past week's pivotal ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell'' juncture
Opinion - Published on: May 27, 2010
In our broken political system, doing the right thing seems ever more unlikely
News - Published on: May 27, 2010
Key Senate vote on ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell'' amendment succeeds; repeal advocates say vote marks the ''beginning of the end'' of the military policy
News - Published on: May 26, 2010
With support from Nebraska's Nelson, Senate committee pulls closer to DADT repeal amendment; Webb remains uncommitted
News - Published on: May 26, 2010
Law professor who focuses on legislative issues says DADT amendment ''gives the executive the power'' to decide whether the statute will be taken off the books
News - Published on: May 24, 2010
Compromise for repeal proposed by former Joint Chiefs chairman gains steam at meetings with key stakeholders on Monday
News - Published on: May 24, 2010
Levin, Lieberman and Murphy send letter to White House seeking administration's ''official views'' on proposed repeal plan
News - Published on: May 24, 2010
Letter from OMB director Orszag states administration support for compromise to repeal DADT, ensure Pentagon time to complete its ''review''
News - Published on: May 20, 2010
Rep. Frank expects repeal amendment to be introduced next week; ENDA likely to be put off until ''late June, early July''
News - Published on: May 14, 2010
YouTube Ke$ha parody amuses some, offends others, with the ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell'' policy and its possible end as the backdrop
News - Published on: May 12, 2010
Earning bipartisan support in the past, SCOTUS nominee faces new scrutiny from all sides
News - Published on: May 12, 2010
Pushing for DADT repeal, a group of gay and lesbian veterans meet with members of the Pentagon working group that is considering how to implement such a repeal
News - Published on: May 7, 2010
In the midst of uncertainty with DADT, Palm Center's Nathaniel Frank moving to broad-based LGBT think tank
News - Published on: May 5, 2010
As Rep. Patrick Murphy fights for DADT repeal, his own committee chairman, fellow Democratic Rep. Ike Skelton, is proving to be one of the roadblocks
News - Published on: May 3, 2010
Gay leaders may have sought a ''game change,'' but Friday's flurry of activity left the strategy and tactics of DADT repeal unclear
News - Published on: May 2, 2010
Dean tells crowd at Lafayette Park rally that equality ''can't be abridged'' moments before six Get Equal protesters handcuff themselves to the White House fence
Video - Published on: May 2, 2010
Former DNC head tells protestors that ''equality can't be abridged'' and Senate committee has votes to pass repeal this year
News - Published on: Apr 30, 2010
Gate, Mullen ''strongly oppose'' legislative action before Pentagon completes DADT study; White House ''committed to getting this done''
Opinion - Published on: Apr 29, 2010
The movement has momentum, but infighting and petulance hinder
Opinion - Published on: Apr 29, 2010
A question as old as Stonewall returns in the months since Californians passed Proposition 8
News - Published on: Apr 21, 2010
The six Get Equal activists arrested in front of the White House appeared in court Wednesday and were released, with Choi and Pietrangelo to face trial on July 14
Video - Published on: Apr 21, 2010
Metro Weekly Senior Political Writer Chris Geidner talks with Boyd, Choi and Sandeen and Boyd upon their release.
News - Published on: Apr 20, 2010
Park Police, Secret Service give contradictory accounts of why Lafayette Park was ''closed'' during White House protest by present and former servicemembers
News - Published on: Apr 14, 2010
White House denies report that liaison office has urged the House not to vote on DADT repeal this year
News - Published on: Mar 30, 2010
Retired general apologizes to Dutch for blaming massacre on gay soldiers, but has yet to correct testimony to Senate Armed Services Committee
News - Published on: Mar 26, 2010
Changes in DADT enforcement may signal change is coming for gay soldiers, but most feel more effort is needed from White House to end the policy
News - Published on: Mar 25, 2010
Gates, Mullen announce new policy that requires DADT separation cases be based on ''credible evidence''; changes immediate, apply to all current and future cases
News - Published on: Mar 20, 2010
Pennsylvania Congressman Patrick Murphy is a leading proponent for repealing ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell''
Video - Published on: Mar 20, 2010
The full live performance ''Who We Are'' by gay singer-songwriter Tom Goss at HRC's Thursday afternoon rally for the repeal of ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell.''
News - Published on: Mar 19, 2010
Retired general testifies in support of DADT by blaming gays for military failures and sexual assaults, believes burden is on gays to prove military will ''become better''
News - Published on: Mar 19, 2010
Dan Choi and James Pietrangelo choose to face trial for charges stemming from White House protest against DADT
Video - Published on: Mar 19, 2010
Promises that White House protest is not the last; pledges to carry the fight forward for ending ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell''
Video - Published on: Mar 19, 2010
Kathy Griffin headlines DADT-repeal rally as Dan Choi chains himself to White House fence to protest military policy of expelling gays and lesbians
News - Published on: Mar 18, 2010
Some question White House, Congressional enthusiasm for 2010 repeal; Rep. Patrick Murphy's bill gets second Republican sponsor as Rep. Anh Cao signs on
News - Published on: Mar 18, 2010
Thursday's ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell'' repeal efforts go from Capitol Hill to incarceration, including an appearance by Kathy Griffin
Video - Published on: Mar 18, 2010
Bravo comedian speaks against ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell'' at DC rally
News - Published on: Mar 5, 2010
Lieberman's DADT repeal bill introduced in Senate with no Republican sponsors, military brass continue push to keep repeal timeline in control of the Pentagon
News - Published on: Feb 25, 2010
Senate Armed Services chairman Levin fears a vote on repealing DADT policy could fail
News - Published on: Feb 24, 2010
Media Matters and a coalition of LGBT groups to release report countering the false claims of opponents of openly gay military service
Video - Published on: Feb 24, 2010
Metro Weekly Exclusive
News - Published on: Feb 23, 2010
Army leaders tell Congress they oppose a moratorium on DADT enforcement, express tentative support for plans to repeal anti-gay law
News - Published on: Feb 19, 2010
Anti-gay activists at CPAC attempt to hold the line against openly gay military service, even as Dick Cheney and others voice support for repealing DADT
News - Published on: Feb 15, 2010
Two snowstorms and a government shutdown may slow delay DADT repeal efforts, but D.C. marriage equality still on track for early March
News - Published on: Feb 9, 2010
Planned summit on DADT will highlight experiences of other nations that allow military service by open gays and lesbians
Feature Story - Published on: Feb 3, 2010
Barack Obama made DADT repeal a 2010 priority. Is this the endgame for gay and lesbian soldiers or just more of the same?
News - Published on: Feb 3, 2010
The Who, What, When and Why about the Pentagon's DADT working group
Opinion - Published on: Jan 27, 2010
After too long a wait, it's time for the president and congress to end ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell''
Opinion - Published on: Jan 27, 2010
Our fight is ultimately our own, not Obama's
News - Published on: Jan 27, 2010
Obama pledges to end ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell'' in 2010; gay and lesbian leaders are cautiously optimistic, stress need for ''concrete'' action
Opinion - Published on: Jan 21, 2010
Democrats in disarray may abandon gay issues once again
News - Published on: Dec 10, 2009
Bill would shield active gay military from reprisals; Rep. Frank calls it a bad precedent
News - Published on: July 2, 2009
Largest organization of gay veterans opens D.C. headquarters
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 5, 2009
SLDN readies itself to mobilize a community to take the window of opportunity on DADT repeal
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 5, 2009
A new president, a new Congress and increased public support means ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell'' is near the end. Right?
Feature Story - Published on: Nov 13, 2008
We Won, We Lost. What's Next for 2009? (Online Extra)
News - Published on: Mar 20, 2008
American allies extol their gay-inclusive militaries
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 6, 2008
Despite a national profile as an openly gay soldier, Uncle Sam still wants Sgt. Darren Manzella
News - Published on: Nov 29, 2007
The Human Rights Campaign honors those discharged under ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell''
News - Published on: Sept 27, 2007
Aubrey Sarvis comes to SLDN with a mission to get DADT repealed
News - Published on: Apr 26, 2007
SMYAL announces new ED, SLDN bids farewell to co-founder
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 22, 2007
Bleu Copas joined the Army in the aftermath of 9/11 -- but the Army decided it didn't want his help
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 22, 2007
When Pam Grier talks, you are going to listen
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 22, 2007
'The L Word's' Cybill Shepherd on gays in the military, sexual attraction and coming out on TV
News - Published on: Sept 28, 2006
Local recruiting office closed as gay Americans attempt to enlist
Feature Story - Published on: May 11, 2006
A soldier's life under ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell''
News - Published on: Mar 31, 2005
UDC Law Students Protest Military Recruiters
News - Published on: Jan 20, 2005
MCSN marks first year of trying to pick up the Pentagon's slack in supporting gay service members
News - Published on: Dec 9, 2004
A new legal challenge aims to overturn 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
News - Published on: Sept 30, 2004
Retired gay general, Keith Kerr, takes aim at 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
News - Published on: Sept 23, 2004
New study examines the lives of gay and lesbian military personnel in Middle East
Feature Story - Published on: July 29, 2004
Politically Speaking
Feature Story - Published on: July 1, 2004
HRC head Cheryl Jacques talks about defeating anti-gay Federal Marriage Amendment and electing John Kerry
Feature Story - Published on: May 20, 2004
How the war affects gays in the military and a review of current policy by SLDN Director C. Dixon Osburn
News - Published on: Mar 25, 2004
SLDN finds discharges of gay soldiers declined as nation goes to war
News - Published on: Mar 27, 2003
Military Discharges Down in 2002
News - Published on: Mar 13, 2003
The U.S. Needs Soldiers and Gays are Responding. Will the Ban be Lifted? Don't Ask.