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Gay man named Acting Air Force Secretary | VIDEO

Eric Fanning becomes the highest ranking LGBT person in the Defense Department, a remarkable feat considering the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is still fresh on everyone’s mind.

Sen. Tammy Baldwin cautious on Hagel nomination, questions if apology was "sincere"

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), the first openly gay member of the U.S. Senate, says she would not to commit to supporting former Sen. Chuck Hagel’s nomination as Defense Secretary until she is more confident that his apology for anti-gay remarks he made in 1998 is “sincere.”

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.