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Utah AFB authorizes same-sex marriage ceremonies

Monday, December 30, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY — An Air Force Base in Utah is authorizing ceremonies for same-sex marriages. [ Read more → ]
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Air Force Academy: No legal basis to terminate former ex-gay therapist

Monday, December 23, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
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Gay cadet group leader responds to Air Force academy controversy

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
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 all the voices represented increasingly interesting. Why are these other cadet sources to be considered real and truthful but the cadets on the call thought of as liars? And truly, if one thinks cadets are afraid of speaking frankly in the face of rank, one must not know very many cadets... [ Read more → ]
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Air Force Academy cadets: No anti-gay culture, issues with ‘ex-gay’ activist

Saturday, November 23, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
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Group demands dismissal of ex-gay therapist from Air Force Academy staff

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
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USAF lesbian couple first to receive ‘Join Spouse’ assignment

Saturday, September 14, 2013
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 joint assignment. [ Read more → ]
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First out, gay man takes over as Acting Secretary of the U.S. Air Force

Saturday, June 22, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
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Lesbian earns Major General rank, becomes highest ranking out officer

Monday, June 10, 2013
U.S. Air Force Reserve Major General Patricia “Trish” Rose has became the U.S. military’s highest ranking openly gay officer. [ Read more → ]
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Senate confirms Eric Fanning as Under Secretary of the U.S. Air Force

Friday, April 19, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
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Pentagon blocks LGBT websites for ‘operational security reasons’

Friday, January 4, 2013
More than 15 months since the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the military's former ban on openly gay service members, the U.S. Department of Defense continues to block access to websites it categorizes as LGBT. [ Read more → ]
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Obama appoints gay man Under Secretary of the Air Force

Sunday, August 5, 2012
President Barack Obama has announced his intention to appoint Eric Fanning as the next Under Secretary of the Air Force, the White House announced this week. [ Read more → ]
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U.S. Air Force Academy graduates first openly gay cadets

Friday, May 25, 2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — In another historical moment in the post-"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" era, the the U.S. Air Force Academy this week graduated its first group of openly gay cadets. [ Read more → ]
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Air Force Sergeant discharged under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ to be reinstated

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
WASHINGTON -- Staff Sergeant Anthony Loverde, who was discharged from the U.S. Air Force in 2008 under the now repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, will be reinstated and will return to active duty in May 2012. [ Read more → ]
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U.S. Air Force confirms Airman’s discharge under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Thursday, June 2, 2011
An Air Force spokesman on Thursday confirmed that the Secretary of the Air Force approved a discharge under the military's ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell'' policy on April 29, this first such discharge since the Pentagon on Oct. 21, 2010, directed that ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell' discharges would require the approval of the service branch secretary. [ Read more → ]
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Lesbian reservist who successfully challenged DADT dismissal, will retire

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
A decorated Air Force Reserve flight nurse, who successfully challenged her dismissal under the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy, said on Tuesday she will retire rather than return to duty. [ Read more → ]
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Judge orders military to reinstate lesbian reservist fired under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Friday, September 24, 2010
A federal judge on Friday ordered the reinstatement of a decorated Air Force Reserve flight nurse who was discharged from the military under the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that bans openly gay service members. [caption id="attachment_10855" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="Witt"][/caption] In a judgment hailed by... [ Read more → ]
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