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Coast Guard Veteran: Being Yourself Isn’t a Crime

As a member of the United States Coast Guard, John Fiorentine was charged with defending our country from those would seek to do us harm. However during his tenure, John says that he was unable to be his true self and live as a gay man. Only while stationed outside the U.S.

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Gay War Veteran Speaks Out for Equal Rights in Ukraine’s Military

Viktor Pylypenko has become a role model for dozens of LGBT+ Ukrainian war veterans and their supporters since he organised their participation in Kyiv’s largest ever gay pride march.

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What Makes a Hero? Veterans Share Their Stories

On Remembrance Day in the UK, and Veterans Day in the US, military veterans are thanked for their service and described as “heroes” but for many this word “hero” feels uncomfortable.

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‘American Veteran’ Honors the Many Faces of the U.S. Soldier

On the heels of America’s longest war, a new PBS documentary series sits down with nearly 50 veterans in hopes of helping to bridge a growing gap.

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How Exclusion From the Military Strengthened Gay Identity in America

Armed forces long prohibited gay people from service – but that only encouraged their communities and cause.

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Comanche Soldier, Lakota veteran speak about their culture during Native American Heritage Month observance

Soldiers and civilians celebrated Native American heritage and their contributions to military history during the National Native American Heritage Observance held at Darby Field on Nov. 17.

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To Tell the Truth

Michael McManus was one of thousands of men and women who embellish their military service. But his story casts a different light on stolen valor.

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