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For a lost soldier…

Monday, May 26, 2014
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Every year that I have lived and worked in this city I have always gone to Arlington National Cemetery to observe the Memorial Day ceremonies. Afterwards, I wander down through the grounds, just to watch, maybe to listen, but mostly to contemplate on the sacrifices made by those brave souls [...]

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For a lost soldier…

Monday, May 27, 2013
Arlington National Cemetery, Memorial Day 2013.Photo: Brody Levesque, LGBTQ Nation
They had grown up in eastern Ohio, in a small rural farming community. They played football, went fishing, did farm work, and discovered that after a few failed attempts at pursuing the fairer sex, that their real romantic interests laid in each other. By the time they had graduated from [...]

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Memories and Memorials — for the countless many, lost far too young

Monday, May 27, 2013
Shane
For me, Memorial Day is about honoring not only those who died fighting for our freedom, but also those closer, lost to far different battles, particularly AIDS. ... And so, this Memorial Day, I’ll pause and honor the many of my own troops who have fallen in battle. They [...]

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Memorial Day includes gay and lesbian Americans, while the law does not

Monday, May 28, 2012
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While all Americans have a right to serve openly in the military, without regard to sexual orientation, thanks to the repeal of the ‘Don’t ask don’t tell’ law, LGBT servicemembers still suffer rampant discrimination with regard to marriage equality, green card sponsorship of binational partners or spouses and a host [...]

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Memories and Memorials — for the countless many, lost far too young

Sunday, May 27, 2012
Shane Sawick
For me, Memorial Day is about honoring not only those who died fighting for our freedom, but also those closer, lost to far different battles, particularly AIDS. ... And so, this Memorial Day, I’ll pause and honor the many of my own troops who have fallen in battle. They [...]

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