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SLDN to host annual fundraiser soiree Thursday in San Diego

Even after the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network is still hard at work making sure that the LGBT servicemembers are protected. The soiree will help raise money so that SLDN can continue this work.

Post DADT: Proud gay sailor takes his partner to a Navy Ball

Last weekend, a proud Navy petty officer took his boyfriend to the Navy Ball in Twentynine Palms. Servicemembers United San Diego's Sean Sala interviewed the brave Sergio Morales to find out what that experience was like in this newly post-DADT world.

First gay man to receive honorable discharge from Navy passes away

After struggling for several of his 23 years in the Navy, Gary Hess finally decided in the early 1970s at the age of 44 to come out to his family, friends and colleagues, a move that perhaps unsurprisingly put him in a difficult situation with the Navy.

Defense Secretary: DADT repeal bring us closer to equality and dignity for all Americans

Read the historical DOD transcript as Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Adm. Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speak on the occasion of the repeal of the military’s discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that prevented open service for gay and lesbian troops.

Countdown to DADT repeal: Proud to Serve project about to be piece of history

UPDATED: A project that started out documenting the faces of LGBT veterans affected by the ban on gays and lesbians in the U.S. military is about to take its place in history, alongside other periodicals that tell the story of those disenfranchised.