LGBT+ Health Awareness Week: Advocacy

Did you know that the VA has a program for LGBT+ Veterans and that there are personnel at nearly all VA facilities nationwide that are tasked to help LGBT+ Veterans with care issues? In 2016, the VA started addressing healthcare issues specific to LGBTQ+ Veterans by appointing LGBT Veteran Care Coordinators (VCCs) at VA facilities. VCCs are licensed clinicians responsible for promoting best practices for … Continue reading LGBT+ Health Awareness Week: Advocacy

On This Day: 05 February

2014 DoD Directive Containing Provisions for Homosexual Conduct Implemented; DADT is Officially Live Following the process of developing, debating, and enacting the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy in 2013, an updated DODD 1304.26, Qualification Standards for Enlistment, Appointment, and Induction, is implemented. In it there is a section titled, “Provision Related to Homosexual Conduct.” Below is the full text of the provisional section: 8. … Continue reading On This Day: 05 February

On This Day: 29 January | President Clinton Holds Conference on Gays in the Military

President Bill Clinton announces how his administration will go about lifting the ban gays serving in the U.S. military Continue reading On This Day: 29 January | President Clinton Holds Conference on Gays in the Military

On This Day: 28 January | Homosexuality “Incompatible”, LCR v. USA Motion Denied, DADT Repeal

An anti-gay directive goes into effect, court action on DADT occurs & plans for repeal are revealed Continue reading On This Day: 28 January | Homosexuality “Incompatible”, LCR v. USA Motion Denied, DADT Repeal