Metro Weekly

All posts tagged "military"

  • Game Plan

    Just 18 months after taking the helm, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) executive director Aubrey Sarvis finds his organization at the most promising crossroads in...

  • Aubrey Sarvis, Executive Director, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network

    METRO WEEKLY: From your -- or your organization's -- perspective, what is the most immediate effect of the presidential election on the LGBT community? AUBREY...

  • Ciara Durkin: Lesbian soldier suspiciously shot dead in Afghanistan; Army calls it a suicide

    ”We are very upset and saddened by their conclusion,” the Durkins said. “We have borne an extraordinary amount of pain over the past nine months,...

  • Ebbin Joins SLDN

    Del. Adam Ebbin of the Virginia General Assembly, the Alexandria Democrat who has the distinction of being the first -- and only -- openly gay...

  • Do Tell

    It was almost embarrassing to be an American at a recent Georgetown University Law Center panel titled, ''Sexual Orientation and Military Preparedness: An International Perspective.''...

  • Power in Numbers

    The twelve thousand American flags that will decorate the National Mall beginning Friday, Nov. 30, through Sunday, Dec. 2, represent the many military service members...

  • Memorial Day

    In addition to well-known and outspoken gay veterans like Leonard Matlovich, who was one of the first servicemen to publicly challenge the military's ban on...

  • Call to Arms

    It was a different Army when Aubrey Sarvis served for just over three years in the mid-Sixties, a portion of that time in Vietnam. And...

  • Red, White and Bleu

    Bleu Copas was 20 the first time he visited New York City -- a trip that included a visit to the observation deck atop the...

  • Cybill Rights

    How can you not love Cybill Shepherd? From her stunning on-screen debut as the sexually manipulative Jacy Farrow in 1971's The Last Picture Show to...

  • Spreading the Word

    Pam Grier enjoys being something you don't expect. She is, after all, the iconic star of such '70s blaxploitation action classics as Coffy and Foxy...

  • Secret Service

    In a time of war, a good man is hard to find. Which makes it all the more frustrating that the U.S. military continues to...

  • Give a Hoot, Don't Recruit

    When it comes to protesting the Pentagon's ban on allowing gay and lesbian people to serve openly, law schools have been in the forefront. But...

  • American Veterans for Equal Rights, National Capital Chapter

    Members of the AVER National Capital Chapter ORGANIZATIONAL MISSION: Founded in 2000, AVER National Capital Chapter is a veterans' organization dedicated to the fair and...

  • Military Backup

    For the past year, the Arlington, Va.-based Military Community Services Network has been trying to fill a niche. Today's military may have a commitment to...