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Army veteran weds in first same-sex ceremony at West Point Cadet Chapel

| Sunday, December 2, 2012
Sue Fulton and Penny Gneslin, the first LGBT couple to marry in the U.S. Military Academy Cadet Chapel go through the saber arch provided by members of OutServe, Knights Out, USMA’s Spectrum, and one straight ally. Four Army lieutenants and four West Point Cadets formed the arch.Photo: Jeff Sheng, via Outserve.
WEST POINT, N.Y. -- In a historic first for the venerable chapel at the United States Military Academy at West Point, Army veteran Brenda "Sue" Fulton married her longtime partner, Penelope Gnesin, in front of family and friends in a ceremony officiated by Army Chaplain, Colonel J. Wesley Smith of Dover Air Force Base.

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Transgender Army veteran tapped to lead LGBT military advocacy group

| Thursday, October 25, 2012
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A transgender Army veteran has been named to head the newly combined organization advocating for the interests of LGBT service members.

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Smooth transition, unfinished business mark first anniversary of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal

| Thursday, September 20, 2012
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WASHINGTON -- Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) and OutServe, the association of actively serving LGBT military personnel, on Thursday applauded and celebrated the one-year anniversary of repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell," praising the smooth transition the military has made in allowing gay, lesbian, and bisexual Americans to serve openly in the military and calling on the White House, Pentagon, and Congress to embrace and advance the final work necessary to achieve full LGBT equality in the Armed Forces.

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LGBT service members’ advocacy groups call on Boy Scouts to abandon anti-gay policy

| Friday, July 20, 2012
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Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) and OutServe, an association of actively serving LGBT members of the armed forces, on Thursday joined the chorus of advocacy groups calling on the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to abandon its policy against gay scouts and gay and lesbian scout leaders.

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Advocacy groups for gay, lesbian service members to join forces

| Monday, July 2, 2012
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WASHINGTON -- Two gay rights advocacy groups that fought to bring about an end to "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the U.S. military's former ban on openly gay service members, announced Monday plans to merge into a single organization.

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‘OutServe’ hosts first ever leadership summit for openly gay service members

| Friday, October 14, 2011
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OutServe, nation's only professional association for actively serving gay an lesbian military personnel, is holding its first annual "OutServe Armed Forces Leadership Summit" in Las Vegas this weekend, aimed at enhancing "military readiness through encouraging an environment of respect with regard to sexual orientation and gender identity"

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‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ comes to an end — OutServe founder comes out

| Tuesday, September 20, 2011
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The United States Armed Forces on Tuesday officially -- and for the first time in its history -- welcomes openly gay and lesbian service members into its ranks. "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the ban on openly gay service members, has been repealed.

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‘OutServe’ magazine to hit military bases same day ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ ends

| Wednesday, August 31, 2011
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OutServe Magazine -- targeting gay and lesbian service members -- has announced it has received approval to distribute its publication on Army and Air Force military bases beginning in September.

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Activist groups scorn GOP-led defeat of defense bill, ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal

| Thursday, December 9, 2010
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A visibly irritated Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid (D-Nev.), came to the floor of the U. S. Senate earlier this afternoon, and in a short speech announced that efforts to seek a compromise with Senate Republicans on the Defense Authorization Bill had failed, and that he was going to ask for a cloture vote.

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