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Pramila Jayapal Announces Gautam Raghavan As Chief of Staff

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Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) announced Gautam Raghavan as her new Chief of Staff on Monday, December 3. ...
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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
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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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Sen. Murray Received 14,000 Letters, 5,000 Calls from Concerned Citizens Opposing Sessions

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash), Seattle Times
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Murray received numerous phone calls from worried constituents when Sessions was announced as Trump's Department of Justice pick. ...
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Thirty-One Retired Military Officers Release Statement on Minority Troops Under Trump Presidency

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In response to potential Trump administration members’ comments this week targeting minority military members, a statement was released. ...
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U.S. Navy to Name Ship After LGBT Rights Activist Harvey Milk

Harvey Milk
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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

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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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Human Rights Campaign Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

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HRC has announced its endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President. Clinton also has a long record as a champion for LGBT rights both in the U.S. and, notably, around the globe. ...
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Lesbian Air Force Officer Adrianna Vorderbruggen Killed in Combat

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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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Women Now Eligible to Join Navy SEALS, Army Special Forces, Marine Corps

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announces his Women in Service Review during a press brief at the Pentagon, Dec. 3, 2015. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
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Beginning January 2016, the U.S. Department of Defense will open "all military occupations and positions to women, without exception." ...
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Obama Receives Standing Ovation from 1,400-Plus Crowd in Seattle

President Barack Obama File Photo: Steph Brusig/The Seattle Lesbian
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President Obama took the stage at 6:04 p.m. Friday evening in Seattle to standing ovation from the 1,450 crowd in the Westin Hotel ballroom downtown. ...
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