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Military – QNotes

Providence Lost

Twenty-twenty has been a terrible year for the world in general and for the United States in particular. We face a new and unexpected scourge, COVID-19, which has struck at least a million Americans, killed over a 100,000 of us, and caused the biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression.

A Survivor of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ and Cancer

She Just Became a Major — On Her Porch

The UNC Charlotte alumna learned last summer that the U.S. Air Force would promote her to major this May, and she was excited by the prospect of her 3-year-old daughter Shiloh pinning the new rank insignia on her uniform in a formal military ceremony full of pomp and circumstance followed by a party packed with loved ones.

Tom of Finland Turns 100

Late Artist had Massive Impact on American Gay Male Community

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Touko Valio Laaksonen, also known as Tom of Finland (TOF).

Veteran benefits to be restored

Beyond the Carolinas

The Modern Military Association of America (MMAA) released a statement that praised Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo for signing into law legislation restoring state and local benefits to veterans discharged from the military under discriminatory policies.

Opposition to trans military ban leads to proposed amendment

Some congressional representatives want non-discrimination clause in military eligibility guidelines

Representative Jackie Speier of California introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would bar the military from discrimination against potential recruits on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or gender, including gender identity or sexual orientation.

LGBTQ military orgs merge

Beyond the Carolinas

Two LGBTQ military non-profits — the American Military Partner Association (AMPA) and OutServeSLDN — have announced that they are combining forces by merging to form … the Modern Military Association of America (MMAA).