12th January 2015
The UK’s ban on gays in the military was lifted 15 years ago today
2:42 PM — It is 15 years to the day since the ban on gays and lesbians serving in the UK armed forces was lifted.
11th January 2015
Armed forces to ask new recruits if they are gay 36
11:45 AM — The British armed forces are to begin monitoring the sexuality of new recruits, in order to help tackle homophobia.
5th November 2014
Republican who thinks ‘gays should be discriminated against’ elected in Colorado 30
7:05 PM — A disgraced former Navy chaplain who claims that gay people deserve to be discriminated against has been elected in Colorado.
11th August 2014
US: Navy christens ship after ‘first lesbian astronaut’ Sally Ride 1
1:39 PM — The US Navy has christened a ship after astronaut Sally Ride, at a ceremony attended by her female partner.
6th June 2014
Washington DC Pride will feature US military color guard for the first time 1
5:33 PM — For the first time in its history, this year the pride parade in Washington DC will feature the US military color guard.
17th May 2014
US: White House backs Hagel’s efforts to review transgender military ban 1
4:08 PM — The White House has tentatively backed a review of the policy banning transgender people from openly serving in the military.
15th May 2014
US: Idaho veteran might finally get permission to be buried with her wife after marriage ban ruling 1
3:07 PM — An Idaho veteran is hopeful she will finally be given permission to be buried with her wife, following the striking down of the state's same-sex marriage ban.
28th April 2014
US: Sailor discharged from Navy for being transgender 12
9:58 PM — A transgender sailor says he was discharged from the US Navy last year because of his gender identity.
13th March 2014
US: Former Surgeon General urges lifting ban on trans people in the military 1
9:52 PM — A report backed by the former US Surgeon General has urged the lifting of a ban on transgender people serving in the military.
12th February 2014
Former US Navy chaplain: Gay soldiers ruin the military by ‘taking breaks to change their diapers’ 22
2:28 PM — A former US Navy chaplain has made the ridiculous claim that gay soldiers cause problems in the military by "taking breaks on the combat field to change diapers" because their "treacherous sin" means they "lose control of their bowels."
9th July 2013
Lord West: Gay members of the armed forces suffered ‘degrading treatment’ in the 90s 41
5:01 PM — A former First Sea Lord says he was “shocked and appalled” at the way gay people were once treated in the armed forces.
8th June 2013
US: Same-sex military partners to receive limited benefits from September 9
9:24 AM — The Pentagon has announced that benefits for the spouses of military personnel in same-sex relationships will begin from 1 September. However, they will not be able to receive housing or healthcare benefits, leading many to feel that the changes are inadequate.
5th January 2013
Navy Chaplin: Newt Gingrich was tempted by demons to accept same-sex marriage 30
12:49 AM — A former Navy chaplain who was disgraced by the military for his role in a protest in 2006 has said that Republican politician Newt Gingrich is pandering to "homosexual sin" and tempted by the devil with his acceptance of same-sex marriage.
14th June 2012
Feature: Camping through the Falklands, hidden history of the war’s gay seafarers 58
3:29 PM — On the thirtieth anniversary of the end of the Falklands War, Jo Stanley writes on the experiences of gay men at work on the merchant ships of the Pacific in 1982.
27th April 2012
Gay marine accepts navy veteran’s marriage proposal at base homecoming 28
3:59 PM — A gay US marine returning from a ten month tour of duty in Afghanistan was greeted with a marriage proposal in San Diego, California this week.
10th May 2011
US Navy wants to allow gay marriages on bases 10
10:32 AM — The US Navy is planning to allow chaplains to conduct gay marriages on its bases once the ban on openly gay soldiers is lifted this summer. The move would allow chaplains to perform the ceremonies in states which allow the practice.
31st March 2011
US gay sailor outed by colleague faces dismissal 18
4:12 PM — A gay US sailor is facing dismissal after a colleague outed him. Petty Officer 2nd Class Derek Morado, 26, is to appear before a private military hearing today where he will find out if he is to be fired under Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
19th February 2010
Man called Gay changes surname to join the Navy 25
1:00 PM — A man called Tristram Gay is changing his name because he fears he will get bullied in the Navy for it. The 21-year-old, of St James, Hereford said he had been the target of jokes all his life.
16th February 2010
Comment: So much military trash 16
1:03 PM — Petty Officer Second Class Lewis Breland is waiting to be discharged from the US military after an investigation into his sexuality forced him to come out last year. He confessed his sexual orientation to civilian investigators after rumours began flying around his unit about an alleged sexual partner.