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Gay Marine’s amazing journey from homeless shelter to Ivy League

ABC NEWS → | Wednesday, March 5, 2014
U.S. Marine Corps veteran Elegance Bratton was kicked out of his home at the age of 16, spent 10 years homeless, joined the Marines and is now working on a documentary to shed light on youth homelessness in NYC’s West Village.

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Server who received anti-gay note to donate tips to wounded veterans

| Monday, November 18, 2013
Dayna Morales
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. -- The New Jersey restaurant server and former Marine who was left a note condemning her lesbian "lifestyle" instead of a tip, has been receiving extra tips for days since her story broke, and says she plans to donate them to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Diners refuse tip for N.J. waitress, former Marine due to her lesbian ‘lifestyle’

| Friday, November 15, 2013
Dayna Morales
BRIDEWATER, N.J. -- A New Jersey waitress and former Marine says she was “offended” after a customer left an anti-gay note on a check in place of a tip because she is a lesbian.

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Gay combat vet who lost leg in Iraq booed by anti-gay protesters in San Antonio

| Thursday, August 15, 2013
SAN ANTONIO -- A highly decorated openly gay Iraq war combat veteran was booed by a crowd of anti-gay protesters during his speech to the San Antonio City Council meeting Wednesday evening.

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‘He said yes!’ – Happily ever after for gay marine whose homecoming went viral

| Sunday, June 2, 2013
When U.S. Marine Sgt. Brandon Morgan returned home home last year following a six-month deployment in Afghanistan, he never expected that a homecoming kiss with his boyfriend Dalan Wells would take the internet by storm and become the symbol for openly gay service members in the post-”Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” era...

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Former Marine arrested in hate crime attack at Long Beach gay bar

| Thursday, April 11, 2013
John K. O'
LONG BEACH, Calif. — A former Marine accused in the beating of a man outside a Long Beach gay bar will be extradited from Illinois to face felony hate crime charges.

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Marines: Spouses clubs must admit same-sex spouses to remain on bases

| Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The U.S. Marine Corps said it has advised its legal staff that spouses clubs operating on its installations must admit same-sex spouses if they wish to remain on Marine bases. The announcement comes in response to a an ongoing controversy at the U.S. Army's Fort...

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Police investigate alleged gay bashing by four Marines outside Long Beach bar

| Wednesday, September 5, 2012
LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Police in Long Beach, Calif., are investigating an assault involving four U.S. Marine Corps' personnel who allegedly attacked a film student from San Dimas, Calif., and beat him unconscious outside the Silver Fox, a popular gay-patronized establishment.

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Marine’s homecoming… couple’s ‘first kiss’ viewed around the world

| Wednesday, February 29, 2012
U.S. Marine Sgt. Brandon Morgan, whose homecoming kiss with his boyfriend Dalan Wells was captured in a photo that has been viewed and commented on by thousands around the world, has become the symbol for openly gay service members in the post-”Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” era.

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U.S. Marine homecoming kiss takes internet by storm

| Monday, February 27, 2012
A U.S. marine homecoming kiss has taken the internet by storm. The image of Brandon Morgan and Dalan Wells was posted to the Facebook page of Gay Marines on Saturday, and has captured more than 3,000 comments and 14,000 “likes.”

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