BY Diana Denza
on Nov 19, 2012
Atlanta couple Bria Airb and Chrissy Chambers hit YouTube this past summer with humorous, equality-themed duets. Today, their videos collectively boast over 325,000 views –and with good reason. Tackling hot-button themes like Chick-Fil-A's anti-gay stance and the Republican Party's rape gaffes, they'll manage to make any feminist chuckle (instead of pulling out her hair).
We chatted with the singing, song-writing, and dress-up loving duo about the 2012 election, their message for LGBT youth, and how they'll make us laugh next. Read More
BY Diana Denza
on Aug 13, 2012
It’s no big secret that “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” resulted in the discharge of thousands of LGBTQ service-members since its inception. But now, nearly one year after the discriminatory law was repealed, lesbian army reserve officer, Tammy Smith, is being celebrated as the first openly gay brigadier general.
According to the military newspaper Stars and Stripes, the dedicated military official served in Afghanistan and acted as deputy chief for the Office of the Chief at the Army Reserve. Read More
BY Intern Candice
on Sep 20, 2011
Just one minute past midnight (EDT), the 18-year-old DADT (Don't Ask Don't Tell) law finally got KO'ed for good, which means gay and lesbian service members can now do their duties without lugging the closet door around with them. The law, which was implemented with seemingly good intentions (as a compromise to full equality), swayed wildly off-course into huge controversy. It required gay and lesbian members of the military to keep their sexuality a secret while serving, but once it was out these members were discharged. And we're talking an estimated 13,000 people since the law was enacted. Read More
BY Krista Ciminera
on May 28, 2010
The 1993 "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy of handling gay and bisexual members of the military is waning, as the House of Representatives voted yesterday to permit the Defense Department to repeal its ban. Although the decision won't be final until December 1st, when a detailed report is due from the Pentagon on the effects of allowing opening gay service members into the military, it shows promise on the overall inclusion and acceptance of the LGBT community in America. Read More