During the month of June the Department of Defense recognizes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Service Members and civilians for their dedicated service t o both the DOD mission and to our nation. Pride Month is an occasion that brings the LGBT community together with their family, friends, and allies to take pride in themselves and their many achievements. Throughout history, brave lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen have served and fought for our nation.
During her promotion ceremony Stefanie K. Horvath reflected on how acceptance and hard work shaped her year career in the Minnesota Army National Guard. Her promotion to brigadier general Tuesday makes Horvath the highest-ranking openly gay woman in the Minnesota National Guard.
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By country. LGB service by country. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT personnel are able to serve in the armed forces of some countries around the world: the vast majority of industrialized, Western countries, in addition to BrazilChile  South AfricaIsraeland South Korea.
Philadelphia Deputy Sheriff Dante Austin, a leader in Philadelphia's gay community, got together with a few close friends for lunch Thursday at a Center City sports bar to discuss plans for him possibly to run for sheriff in four years. But hours later, the excitement had turned to tragedy. About a.
Great strides have been made on behalf of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT community. The following information will help you understand benefits and protections for lesbian and gay service members. The federal government is currently working to ensure federal benefits for legally married, same-sex couples are implemented.
Tens of thousands joined the celebration in New York City, including a Vermont National Guard member who made headlines. Army," said Specialist Brion Houston. It was his first pride parade ever, and it was monumental for him personally after a live interview on TV.
The sergeant and I stared at each other for a moment as the office door shut. Only seconds earlier, we both stood silent, hands clasped behind our backs respectfully, as a noncommissioned officer stood inches from my face and threatened to end my career. As we left the office, the sergeant searched for something consolatory to say.
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