Today is Armed Forces Day, a time for our nation to come together and express our appreciation for those who are currently serving in defense of the country. Armed Forces Day was established to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force Days into a single-day celebration in 1949. Every year, the President issues a proclamation for Armed Forces Day, you can read 2021’s … Continue reading Happy Armed Forces Day!
Update (05/13/2021) A bill summary was added today: This bill establishes the Commission to Study the Stigmatization, Criminalization, and Ongoing Exclusion and Inequity for LGBTQ Servicemembers and Veterans. The Commission must identify and compile information about the history of military policy regarding homosexuality from 1778 onward, including regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) sexual orientation and gender identity. The Commission must hold public … Continue reading Summary for LGBTQ Mil/Vet Commission Bill Added
Do you ever wonder how organizations, businesses, and individuals know when a certain observance or awareness month, week, or day is? If so, below is a tailored list of observances for the month of May 2021 specifically for military, Veterans, and LGBTQ+ folx. We may issue graphics for some of the events listed below. Because there are so many events and awareness campaigns, the listing … Continue reading May 2021 Observances
Transgender people have served in all branches of the U.S. military and are a rich part of history. Here are some notable Veterans: Kristin BeckBeck served 20 years in the U.S. Navy Seals where she was a member of the Naval Special Warfare Development Group and the special counter-terrorism unit SEAL Team Six. For her service, Beck was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat Distinguishing … Continue reading Trans Resilience & Military Service: Transgender & Non-Binary Veterans #TDOV
Did you know that the last full week of the month of March is LGBT+ Health Awareness Week? Since 2003, LGBT+ Health Awareness Week has sought to highlight the importance of LGBT+ health and wellness and bring awareness of the unique care needs of the LGBT+ community. Additionally, LGBT+ Health Awareness Week seeks to bring to light the reasons members of the LGBT+ community are … Continue reading It’s National LGBT+ Health Awareness Week!
On March 19, 2003, the United States along with a coalition of forces mostly from the UK started the war on Iraq. It would served as the first stage of the war with the air campaign commencing on March 19th followed by the ground campaign on March 20, 2003. The justifications for the Iraq war started with Iraq’s failure to disarm as the “single trigger.” … Continue reading On This Day in 2003, the War in Iraq Began
On March 19, 1941, the U.S. War Department established the 99th Pursuit Squadron of the U.S. Army Air Corps (AAC) that would become the first unit consisting of African American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen. In a time when segregation was the law of the land, the Tuskegee Airmen pushed back on the prevalent racism within and outside the ranks of the U.S. military. … Continue reading On This Day in 1941, the Tuskegee Airmen were Established
Following the previous day’s news of a Maryland federal judge lifting the 3rd of four orders barring the military from enforcing the previous administration’s ban on transgender military service, the Pentagon announced that it would be enforcing the policy to bar certain transgender people from joining the military. DoD spokesman Charles Summers stated that the proposed policy would allow transgender troops currently serving to stay … Continue reading On This Day in 2019, Pentagon Announces Enforcement of Ban on Transgender Service