Defense Secretary-designate James Mattis listens to questions from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., about his views on women and gays serving in the military, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
LGBT Advocates Liked What They Heard From Mattis
Gen. James Mattis' stance has evolved since 2014.
A rainbow flag is placed in the ground for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month during the Picnic in the Park at Nussbaumer Park, June 27, 2015, in Fairbanks, Alaska.
What The Military Is Like 5 Years After ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’
Two LGBT service members share their stories about serving before the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and how their lives changed after.
The U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons line up for their Alma Mater after defeating Navy 30-21 at the Academy's Falcon Stadium on Oct 4, 2014 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Air Force Athletes Still Not Telling 5 Years After ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal
The repeal has left LGB athletes with more options, but so far none have identified themselves to the rest of the cadets.
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An Army General Opens Up About Being Gay During DADT
Brig. Gen. Tammy Smith has had to balance her personal integrity with military values over her 30-year Army career.