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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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Dictionary.com Names ‘Identity’ 2015 Word of the Year

National
Reflecting the rapidly expanding and increasingly fluid nature of conversations about gender and sexuality in particular, the Dictionary.com Word of the Year is identity. ...
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Lesbian Air Force Officer Adrianna Vorderbruggen Killed in Combat

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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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Hillary Clinton Outlines LGBT Commitment in New Brief

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Politics
A new brief from the Clinton camp reads: "..we must stand firm and keep fighting until every American can not only marry, but also live, work, pray, learn and raise a family free from discrimination and prejudice." ...
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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
National
Beginning January 2016, the U.S. Department of Defense will open "all military occupations and positions to women, without exception." ...
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Survey: Majority of Americans Back Up Open Transgender Military Service

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National
There are an estimated 15,500 transgender service members currently serving in silence. ...
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Health Care Costs for Transgender Military Members Will Be Minimal, Study

Health
A new study found the cost of providing transition-related health care for transgender service members will be minimal after the Pentagon lifts its ban. ...
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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

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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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United We Are Strong Launches in Wake of Nationwide Religious Freedom Bills

United We Are Strong
Top News Politics
A new campaign aimed at uniting LGBT military personnel and veterans has launched. The effort, spearheaded by OutServe-SLDN, is titled United We Are Strong. ...
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