26th September 2013
Video: Pentagon highlights extension of benefits to same-sex military couples 1
7:23 PM — The US Department of Defense has released a video which highlights a case study of a same-sex military couple receiving equal benefits, following a change in policy earlier this month.
4th September 2013
Texas and Mississippi National Guard refuse to process gay couples’ benefits despite Pentagon directive 6
12:25 PM — The National Guard in the US states of Texas and Mississippi have refused to process benefits requests from Tuesday from same-sex couples, despite a directive from the Pentagon to do so.
3rd September 2013
US: Surge of weddings expected as new leave for same-sex military couples to marry kicks in 1
6:30 PM — Beginning on Tuesday, gay members of the US Military are expected to begin emptying their savings, and taking up newly available leave put in place to allow same-sex couples to travel to a state which allows equal marriage.
14th August 2013
Gay US military personnel to be granted leave to marry in states where equal marriage is legal 1
5:38 PM — The Pentagon has announced that same-sex couples in the US military will be able to get up to ten days leave in order to marry in a state where equal marriage is legal.
13th August 2013
US: Navy submarine sailor proposes to boyfriend on return from six-month deployment 8
5:11 PM — A submarine sailor in the US Navy proposed to his boyfriend on returning from a six-month deployment this week.
29th July 2013
US: Don’t Ask Don’t Tell opponent Senator to challenge military handling of sexual assaults 2
3:53 PM — A Democratic US Senator who was one of the main opponents against the now repealed ban on gay and lesbian people serving openly in the military, has now set her sights on tackling the way sexual assaults are handled in the military.
24th June 2013
US: Acting Air Force Secretary becomes highest ranking openly-gay member of Defense Department
9:24 PM — The new acting Air Force Secretary, Under Secretary Eric Fanning, has become the highest-ranking openly-gay person at the US Defense Department.
30th April 2013
Peter Tatchell: ‘Pride ban on Bradley Manning is anti-democratic’ 9
6:58 PM — Peter Tatchell has criticised the organisers of San Francisco Pride for allegedly revoking the nomination of Private Bradley Manning as Grand Marshal for this year’s event.
15th March 2013
Gay former US Air Force Major settles ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ lawsuit 6
6:54 PM — A former airman who was discharged from the US Air Force under ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ has settled his lawsuit against the Defense Department.
27th February 2013
Chuck Hagel confirmed as US Defence Secretary despite past anti-gay remarks 2
11:11 AM — Having faced criticism over his previous homophobic views, the US Senate has confirmed Chuck Hagel as the new US Defence Secretary.
11th February 2013
US: Secretary of Defense announces extension of benefits to same-sex military couples 1
6:31 PM — The US Defense Secretary has confirmed recent reports that the Pentagon is to extend some benefits to same-sex military couples.
Former Navy chaplain: ‘Gay equal military benefits will lead to heterophobia’ 21
3:39 PM — A former Navy chaplain who was disgraced by the military for his role in a protest in 2006 has criticised the Pentagon's announcement that it may extend some equal benefits to same-sex partners of gay service members.
31st January 2013
Tony Perkins blames military suicides on the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell 20
1:59 PM — The President of the Family Research Council, Tony Perkins, has blamed the repeal of don't ask don't tell for suicides in the US military.
30th January 2013
Video: Bryan Fischer says ‘Big Gay bigots’ will force women ‘into combat to die’ 24
1:55 PM — The American Family Association spokesman, Bryan Fischer has blamed a gay "lobby" for "destroying" the US military, and has said that peoples' daughters will be drafted into the army "to die" because of gay people.
16th January 2013
Maine: Transwoman receives honourable discharge from US Marines 3
1:08 PM — A transgender woman who went absent without leave from the US Military 31 years ago has received an honourable discharge.
10th January 2013
US: Gay former ambassador forgives Chuck Hagel for anti-gay remarks 2
6:21 PM — Former US ambassador James Hormel has forgiven Chuck Hagel for previously describing him as “aggressively gay” and is now supporting his defence secretary nomination.
9th January 2013
US: Judge rules Bradley Manning mistreated in military detention 2
2:58 PM — A gay US solider will have 112 days taken off his possible sentence on the grounds that he was subjected to excessively harsh treatment in military detention.
8th January 2013
US: Military service members discharged for being gay receive severance settlement 5
11:46 AM — Dozens of gay and lesbian former military service members who were discharged for being gay will receive the rest of their severance pay under a ruling made by federal court on Monday.
7th January 2013
President Obama appoints Chuck Hagel — but gay rights groups express reservations 8
7:11 PM — US President Barack Obama has named Chuck Hagel as defence secretary, despite a backlash over his previous comments on gay rights.
4th January 2013
US: Pentagon bans access to gay news websites 2
10:38 AM — The United States Department of Defence has reportedly banned access to several gay media websites on its network of computers.