Don't Ask Don't Tell (DADT) http://www.kunc.org en In Loving Memory Of A Wife, Daughter And Fallen Soldier http://www.kunc.org/post/loving-memory-wife-daughter-and-fallen-soldier North Carolina National Guardsman Tracy Johnson is an Iraq War veteran and an Army widow.<p>She is also one of the first gay spouses to lose a partner at war since the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell."<p>On Feb. 14, 2012, Tracy married her longtime partner, Staff Sgt. Donna Johnson. But eight months later, Donna was killed by a suicide bomber while serving in Khost, Afghanistan.<p>"That day, I had a bad feeling," Tracy tells her mother-in-law, Sandra Johnson, during a visit to StoryCorps. "I immediately started scouring the news websites, and it said that ... three U.S. Sat, 16 Feb 2013 10:20:00 +0000 40290 at http://www.kunc.org In Loving Memory Of A Wife, Daughter And Fallen Soldier Gays Separated From Military Since Late '04 To Get Full Discharge Pay http://www.kunc.org/post/gays-separated-military-late-04-get-full-discharge-pay Gays who were forced to leave the U.S. Tue, 08 Jan 2013 15:05:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 38563 at http://www.kunc.org Gays Separated From Military Since Late '04 To Get Full Discharge Pay First Openly Gay General: DADT Repeal Is More About Recognition Of Family http://www.kunc.org/post/first-openly-gay-general-dadt-repeal-more-about-recognition-family Last Friday, when Tammy Smith was promoted to Army brigadier general, her wife, Tracey Hepner, was the one who pinned her star on her uniform.<p>With that, Smith became the first openly gay general in the country. When Smith joined the military 26 years ago, the moment would have been unthinkable. But she explains the historic moment by focusing on its simplicity.<p>In an interview with <em>Talk of Nation</em> guest host Lynn Neary, she said the moment has been spun as her coming out. But she says that when the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" came down on Sept. Tue, 14 Aug 2012 19:55:00 +0000 32138 at http://www.kunc.org First Openly Gay General: DADT Repeal Is More About Recognition Of Family Gay Marine's Kiss Was 'Four Years Of Pent-Up Emotion And Secret Love' http://www.kunc.org/post/gay-marines-kiss-was-four-years-pent-emotion-and-secret-love When he returned from Afghanistan and saw his partner waiting to welcome him home, "four years of pent-up emotion and secret love" just seemed to naturally lead to "what felt like an eternity kiss," Marine Sgt. Tue, 28 Feb 2012 22:25:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 23119 at http://www.kunc.org Gay Marine's Kiss Was 'Four Years Of Pent-Up Emotion And Secret Love' Gay Marine's Homecoming Kiss Is Lighting Up The Web http://www.kunc.org/post/gay-marines-homecoming-kiss-lighting-web <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qjI0k7q7lU</p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 17:20:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 23037 at http://www.kunc.org Gay Marine's Homecoming Kiss Is Lighting Up The Web