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Smooth transition, unfinished business mark first anniversary of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" repeal

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) and OutServe applaud and celebrate the one-year anniversary of repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” praising the smooth transition the military has made in allowing gay, lesbian and bisexual Americans to serve openly in the military, and call on the White House, Pentagon and Congress to embrace and advance the final work necessary to achieve full LGBT equality in the Armed Forces.

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta releases historic Pride VIDEO message

The Human Rights Campaign and other LGBT groups are commending U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta for releasing a historic video message to members of the military commemorating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month, which takes place each June.

VIDEOS: DADT is repealed! New era dawns in march toward full equality

From San Diego to D.C., gay and lesbian troops celebrate the end of DADT. Advocates say this is the beginning of a new era as government policies that discriminate against gay Americans begin to fall by the wayside.