The Pentagon said it is still sorting out a policy for women service members who need an abortion while serving in a state where it is banned, after Friday's Supreme Court ruling overturning the constitutional right to abortion, defense officials said.
“Now that women in uniform have lost their reproductive rights, our country's fighting force is hindered and our security is at risk,” said a former Army helicopter pilot running for Congress.
Justice Clarence Thomas calls on his colleagues to revisit past decisions legalizing same-sex marriage and decriminalizing homosexuality.
With Roe vs. Wade now dead, liberal California finds itself more than ever as the vanguard for abortion rights. Red states are now pushing to end abortions immediately, while California is encouraging women to come here to have the procedures.
In an effort to preserve reproductive rights for people in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom and other state lawmakers advocated in May for a state constitutional amendment guaranteeing abortion rights. But there are many myths surrounding abortion — and misconceptions on whether California will be affected.
While the ruling does not change abortion access in California, which has legal protections for it, advocates decried the decision and the implications it has for people across the country.
“All abortion providers across the country, whether it be Planned Parenthood or independent providers, are prepared for this.”
GLAAD’s annual Accelerating Acceptance study has some disturbing findings this year, with a sharp increase in the number of LGBTQ+ Americans reporting they’ve experienced discrimination.
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Amid a growing trend of state laws that target members of the LGBTQ+ community, the Navy, Marine Corps & Air Force all say that they have existing policies and procedures in place to help service members transfer to new duty stations if they feel unsafe or discriminated against.
Pride Month is meant to mark a turning point for gay rights and recognition efforts by the LGBTQ+ community. Each June—to align with the June 27, 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan—Pride is celebrated with picnics and parades, while also acknowledging some of the challenges still facing people who identify as LGBTQ+. The GAO looks at recent reports about two particularly vulnerable groups of LGBTQ+ people—youth facing homelessness & veterans.
Four Veterans discuss their experiences as LGBTQ+ Service members & how their lives changed when they could open up about their sexual orientation or gender identity.
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Pride Month is a time to come together to honor the contributions of LGBTQ+ service members, said Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen H. Hicks, who spoke today at the 11th LBGTQ+ Pride Ceremony at the Pentagon.
On this day in 1944, the Allied invasion of northern France commenced, becoming the largest amphibious military operation in history: Operation OVERLORD, commonly known as D-Day.
The selection of June 5th for this annual observance coincides with the anniversary of the 1st official reporting of what became known as the AIDS epidemic on June 5, 1981. When the CDC first reported on five cases of a mysterious disease affecting young gay men. June 5, 1981 is considered the start of the AIDS pandemic. HIV Long-Term Survivors represent a diverse group of people diagnosed with HIV before the advent of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy or HAART in 1996. Read more...
1 in 5 young people report that the pandemic had a significant negative impact on their mental health.