Countries with higher rankings, especially the ones at the top, stand out for their multiple concerted efforts to promote the inclusion of gay and lesbian soldiers. In many of them special support and advocacy organizations are present. By contrast, countries near the bottom of the index show the lack of aspiration to promote greater inclusion of the LGBT military personnel. Perhaps the most well-known example is found in ancient Greece and Rome.
Sexual orientation and the military of the United Kingdom
Sexual orientation and gender identity in military service - Wikipedia
All relevant data are within the paper and its Supporting Information files. Abstract Objectives To estimate the number of men in the U. We stratified using hierarchical categories of gay, bisexual, and other MSM to compare proportions in the military and general population. Results We found that 4.
Gay military couples welcome Pentagon decision to extend benefits
Share via Email Military healthcare, housing allowances and retirement benefits can now be enjoyed by same-sex couples in the military. Nelson, a labor and employment attorney, took a job in he was vastly overqualified for, working at a post exchange on the same Heidelberg base where his then-boyfriend, an army officer, was stationed. Back then, the US military did not recognize out gay and lesbian service — and it certainly did not recognize gay marriage. That subjected LGBT military couples to the mercies of complex bureaucracies — and, in Nelson's case, visa, customs and immigration authorities — that never imperiled straight couples. Nelson had overstayed his day visa in Germany.
Blade file photo by Michael Key Six months ago, five service members made history on Capitol Hill by becoming the first openly transgender witnesses to testify before Congress. In an interview Tuesday with the Washington Blade, Ehrenfeld acknowledged his personal experience helped influence his advocacy for transgender people in the military. Then-Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, newly confirmed in his role as defense chief, took questions from service members at a military town hall in Kandahar about their concerns in the field. At the time, transgender people were barred from service as a result of a medical regulation instituted in the s that was based on an outdated understanding of individuals with gender dysphoria. What motivated Ehrenfeld to ask the question?