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Air Force secretary supports ending ban on openly transgender troops

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Deborah Lee James
U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James says the ban on transgender troops is likely to be reassessed and should be lifted. [...]

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Utah AFB authorizes same-sex marriage ceremonies

Monday, December 30, 2013
Hill-AFB
SALT LAKE CITY — An Air Force Base in Utah is authorizing ceremonies for same-sex marriages. [...]

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Air Force Academy: No legal basis to terminate former ex-gay therapist

Monday, December 23, 2013
U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The U.S. Air Force Academy said Friday that the academy will not fire or transfer a research analyst who came under fire last month for his history of work with organizations that seek to change gays’ and lesbians’ sexual orientations. [...]

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Gay cadet group leader responds to Air Force academy controversy

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
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Most of the “reporting” on the recent “scandal” at the Air Force Academy, regarding the employment of Dr. Mike Rosebush, refuses to quote the cadets that spoke openly in a conference call last week, but continues to quote their cadet sources. I find the absolute disregard for a discussion with [...]

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Air Force Academy cadets: No anti-gay culture, issues with ‘ex-gay’ activist

Saturday, November 23, 2013
U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.
COLORADO SPRINGS -- A group of openly gay U.S. Air Force Academy cadets said Friday they have had no negative interaction with, or objections to the continued employment of a former conversion therapy counselor and long-time proponent of the ex-gay movement. [...]

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Group demands dismissal of ex-gay therapist from Air Force Academy staff

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
AP (File)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Military Religious Freedom Foundation, an organization that advocates for the separation of church and state in the U.S. Armed Forces, is demanding that the U.S. Air Force Academy terminate the employment of a former conversion therapy counselor and long-time proponent of the ex-gay movement. [...]

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USAF lesbian couple first to receive ‘Join Spouse’ assignment

Saturday, September 14, 2013
Ryan Conroy, U.S. Air ForceTech. Sgt. Stacy Shunk, and Master Sgt. Angela Shunk.
Just three months after the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, a lesbian couple in the U.S. Air Force has learned they will receive an assignment together under the service’s Join Spouse program, the first same-sex couple to obtain the [...]

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First out, gay man takes over as Acting Secretary of the U.S. Air Force

Saturday, June 22, 2013
Eric Fanning
ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Md. -- U.S. Air Force Under Secretary Eric Fanning took over as acting director of the Air Force on Friday, becoming the highest ranking out, LGBT official at the Department of Defense. [...]

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Lesbian earns Major General rank, becomes highest ranking out officer

Monday, June 10, 2013
Maj. Gen. Patricia Rose
U.S. Air Force Reserve Major General Patricia “Trish” Rose has became the U.S. military’s highest ranking openly gay officer. [...]

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Senate confirms Eric Fanning as Under Secretary of the U.S. Air Force

Friday, April 19, 2013
Eric FanningU.S. Navy
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Eric Fanning, currently serving as Deputy Undersecretary of the U.S. Navy, to be the Undersecretary of the Air Force. [...]

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