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‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ activist dies in traffic accident in N.Y.

| Friday, August 30, 2013
Darren Manzella
PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Darren Manzella, a gay combat medic discharged from the U.S. Army after criticizing the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in a 2007 television interview, has died in a traffic accident in western New York. He was 36.

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Manning takes the stand at sentencing hearing, apologizes for hurting U.S.

| Wednesday, August 14, 2013
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FORT MEADE, Md. -- U.S. soldier Bradley Manning took the stand Wednesday at his sentencing hearing in the WikiLeaks case and apologized for hurting his country, pleading with a military judge for a chance to go to college and become a productive citizen.

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Psychologist: Bradley Manning had gender identity disorder

| Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Bradley Manning
FORT MEADE, Md. -- Pfc. Bradley Manning's private struggle with his gender identity in a hostile workplace put incredible pressure on the soldier who leaked classified information to WikiLeaks, an Army psychologist said Wednesday.

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Pentagon announces benefits for same-sex spouses of service members

| Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Chuck Hagel
WASHINGTON -- Same-sex spouses of military members will be eligible for the same health care, housing and other benefits enjoyed by opposite-sex spouses starting Sept. 3, the Pentagon said Wednesday.

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Pentagon poised to extend benefits to same-sex military spouses

| Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Dept-of-Defense
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon is poised to extend health care, housing and other benefits to the same-sex spouses of military members by the end of August, but may reverse earlier plans to provide benefits to gay partners who are not married.

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Bradley Manning’s maximum possible sentence cut to 90 years

| Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Patrick Semansky, APBradley Manning
FORT MEADE, Md. — Army Pfc. Bradley Manning's possible sentence for disclosing classified information through WikiLeaks was trimmed from 136 years to 90 years Tuesday by a military judge who said some of his offenses were closely related.

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Mainstream LGBT rights groups have abandoned Bradley Manning

| Sunday, August 4, 2013
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One of the interesting factors is that two of the largest and most well funded LGBT rights groups in the U.S. have stayed quiet about Bradley Manning, his reprehensible treatment in custody and his trial. Why has Manning, whose revelations about the U.S. Army's actions epitomize social justice in action, gotten the cold shoulder from the Human Rights Campaign and GLAAD? The silence of these groups has been deafening.

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From obscurity, Manning became a polarizing, international symbol

| Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Manuel Balce Ceneta, AP In this July 26, 2013 photo, Zach Callahan, right, and supporters of U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, march outside Fort Lesley J. McNair, in Washington.
NEW YORK -- The honors and accolades proliferated over three years: international peace prizes, solidarity campaigns by celebrities, an effort to designate him - in absentia, of course - as grand marshal of San Francisco's gay pride parade.

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Palm Center to lead $1.35 million study on transgender military service

| Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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The Palm Center, a think tank at the University of California, Los Angeles, and best known for coordinating more than a decade of research into the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, on Tuesday announced a new, multi-year research initiative to study transgender service in the U.S. military.

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Manning acquitted of ‘aiding the enemy’ in WikiLeaks trial, convicted on lesser charges

| Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Bradley Manning
FORT MEADE, Md. — More than three years after U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was arrested for giving classified secrets to WikiLeaks, a military judge acquitted the former intelligence analyst Tuesday of aiding the enemy but convicted him of espionage, theft and computer fraud charges.

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