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A Marine’s Wishful Do-Over in a Military Without DADT

Accidental Bear’s good pal Brett Edward Stout, founder of Gay Marines Facebook page and veteran corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps writes intriguing article with major insiders perspective: A Marine veteran imagines how life in the military could have been different for him if “don’t ask, don’t tell” had already been repealed. There’s a lot more crying in […]

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The Great Lakes Area Gay, Lesbian and Supportive Sailors (GLASS), Possible the First Official Gay Support Group on a Military Base

We sometimes forget how slow things can happen. DADT crumbled on September 20, 2011, and things are slowly changing and improving. A disco ball did not drop and tanks were not painted rainbow colors when DADT disappeared, but some progress is being made like this group GLASS, Great Lakes Area Gay, Lesbian and Supportive Sailors. Baby steps. […]

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Tangled in an After DADT Dilemma, Soldiers Choose to Stay in Closet

by Mike Enders The official United States policy on homosexuals serving in the military, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, from December 21, 1993 to September 20, 2011 has crumbled. The event was monumental for LGBT military members serving in the US and has created whole new platform for discussion an obstacles for some. One evil door […]

This Town Vodcast Videos

Interview| Dear Mr President, Life After DADT: Gay Soldier in Afghanistan Talks

Dear Mr President, while you and members of the congress were wrestling in early September through paper work, red tape  and massive egos, debating whether or not homosexuals should be allowed to revel their true identity without be punished as a service member, a gay, US Army soldier, Carlos Urtiaga was in a combat zone,  in […]

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News: Gay Vet Mike Almy, 101 Faces of Courage, Dad I’m Gay Video, ANTI-GAY PASTOR PLAYS VICTIM

GAY VET MIKE ALMY CONTINUES TO PURSUE SUIT FOR REINSTATEMENT While the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell means that the 14,346 dischargedunder the policy can reapply to the military, some veterans are still suing to be reinstated. Air Force Maj. Mike Almy is part of one suit, and he points out that with military retention […]

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It’s Done! Army Officially Announced the End of DADT

Read and weep, tears of joy. Maybe there is hope for mankind? “It is the duty of all personnel to treat each other with dignity and respect, while maintaining good order and discipline throughout our ranks. Doing so, will help the U.S. Army remain the Strength of the Nation.” (via ThinkProgress) Hip, hip, hooray. If I had […]