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  • Kirtland doctor shares experience of being gay military member

    Dr. Daniel Hohman of the 377th Medical Group gave his perspective of service prior to "don't ask, don't tell" and during its reign as law at a pride month presentation at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, on June 17.
  • A time to tell: A lesbian couple’s story

    Before 2011, the “don't ask, don't tell” law kept many in the dark. If a service member was gay, they held on to that secret tighter than a tourniquet on the battlefield, or risked discharge. "When ‘don't ask, don't tell' was repealed, for everyone else it was just another day, like 'Oh, it’s OK now.' For me, it was like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders and I could completely be myself," said Shayna Engle, an Air Force inactive reservist.
  • Around the Air Force: June 10

    On this look around the Air Force the secretary of the Air Force shares a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month message and B-52 Stratofortresses from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, kick things off at Baltic Operations 16.
  • James on LGBT Pride Month: ‘Now is the time; let’s celebrate’

    This month is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. The following message by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James recognizes Airmen, other service members and civilians for their dedicated service to the nation.
  • A new woman: Transgender civilian Airman embraces change

    When Laura Perry first entered her office dressed as a woman, it was a colossal step in her yearslong quest for self-identity. It was time to show the world her true self. Before that April 2012 decision, Laura was Leonard, a retired Air Force major with a wife and two daughters. But something was always missing from her life.
  • Shining a Light

    As a child, locked away from the world in her bedroom, books taught her to dream of worlds beyond the dark realities of inner-city Chicago.
  • Pride month celebrates service of LGBT personnel

    The Defense Department and the nation depend every day on the service of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender personnel, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said June 5.
  • Airman serves with pride, joins Air Force after "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

    Airman 1st Class Leslie Wilson, a 60th Dental Squadron dental technician at Travis Air Force Base, discusses vulnerably and openly about the fact that she is a lesbian serving in the United States Air Force.
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