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Maj. Margaret Witt Finds the Courage to ‘TELL’ All

Sarah Toce, Maj. Margaret Witt and Kristin Leong at Museum of Flight
Local
Maj. Margaret Witt's book is indeed a love story first and foremost - a love of country, of family, friendship, and, perhaps most importantly, a love for oneself. ...
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Thirty-One Retired Military Officers Release Statement on Minority Troops Under Trump Presidency

Politics
In response to potential Trump administration members’ comments this week targeting minority military members, a statement was released. ...
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Gala to Honor Highest Ranking Openly LGBT Service Member in San Diego

Maj. Gen. Patricia Rose/U.S. Air Force photo/Jim Varhegyi
National
Maj. Gen. Patricia A. Rose, the highest ranking openly LGBT service member in the U.S. military, will be honored at the inaugural AMPA West Coast Gala. ...
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U.S. Navy to Name Ship After LGBT Rights Activist Harvey Milk

Harvey Milk
Politics National
Harvey Milk served on the submarine rescue ship USS Kittiwake and was honorably discharged as a lieutenant junior grade. ...
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Satisfaction with Acceptance of Gays in U.S. at New High, Study

National
A new high of 60 percent of Americans say they are satisfied with the acceptance of gays and lesbians in the U.S. - up from 53 percent in 2014 and 2015. ...
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Lesbian Air Force Officer Adrianna Vorderbruggen Killed in Combat

Facebook Photo
National
U.S. Air Force Major Adrianna Vorderbruggen was killed in a suicide vehicle bomb attack on the fifth anniversary of the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." ...
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Legislation Introduced to Correct Records of Service Members Discharged Due to Sexual Orientation

Politics
Since World War II, more than 100,000 Americans are estimated to have been discharged from the military because of their sexual orientation. ...
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Modern Military Families Honored at AMPA National Gala

Amanda & Mae/AMPA Photo
Top News Politics
The event is expected to draw 400 LGBT service members, spouses, veterans, and allies. Sponsored by nearly every major military family support organization. ...
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Service and Sacrifice: Extremities of the Former Ban on LGBT Military Service Members

Col. Grethe Cammermeyer at Seattle City Hall/Photo: Steph Brusig, The Seattle Lesbian
Top News Politics
Col. Patsy Thompson rose through the ranks before DADT when “Homosexuality is incompatible with military service” was the long-standing policy. ...
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Attorney General Holder to Step Down, Leaves Civil Rights Legacy

Top News Politics
Holder has been a legal stalwart for the Obama administration’s agenda on civil rights and LGBT issues and has made significant progress. ...
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