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Ex-Marine Calls on People of Color to Back Same-Sex Marriage

Ex-Marine Calls on People of Color to Back Same-Sex Marriage

by Von Diaz on October 4 2013, 2:52PM

Marquell Smith helped repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and is now turning his attention towards another LGBT cause.

Topics: /NOW

Dan Choi Returns For 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Action at White House

Dan Choi Returns For ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ Action at White House

by Jorge Rivas on March 27 2013, 3:51PM

The former Iraq War vet and graduate of West Point is going to trial to face charges that stem from a November 2010 arrest for chaining himself to the White House fence to protest “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

ACLU Wins Full Severance Pay for Troops Discharged Under 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

ACLU Wins Full Severance Pay for Troops Discharged Under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

by Jorge Rivas on January 9 2013, 1:28PM

Before the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” in 2011, gay and lesbian service members who were forced to leave the military because of their sexual orientation were often honorably discharged. Yet they were given only half of their discharge pay.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Gets Old With New Marines

by Jamilah King on November 29 2010, 1:05PM

The military ban overwhelmingly impacts black women.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Lady Gaga Brings Gay Soldiers From Fringe to Red Carpet

Lady Gaga Brings Gay Soldiers From Fringe to Red Carpet

by Jorge Rivas on September 13 2010, 11:36AM

The singer makes a bold statement in opposition to the military’s ban on gay and lesbian soldiers.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Obama: Don’t Holler at Me About ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

by Kai Wright on April 20 2010, 9:27AM

The gay rights group GetEQUAL got under President Obama’s skin a bit last night at a fundraiser for California Sen. Barbara Boxer, who is facing a difficult re-election campaign. Five activists interrupted Obama’s speech big upping Boxer to demand…

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Lt. Dan Choi Arrested at White House, Protesting Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

by Channing Kennedy on March 18 2010, 2:56PM

Breaking news at AMERICABlog: Following an appearance this morning at a Human Rights Campaign rally in Washington, D.C., Lt. Dan Choi and Capt. Jim Pietrangelo proceeded to the White House and handcuffed themselves to the front gate to protest the…

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

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