For years Ashleigh Buch hid the fact that she was transgender. The Offutt airman reported to work each day as a man, telling colleagues little about her life. Off the base, in her Omaha apartment, above, she lived as a woman, donning wigs over the hair she kept trimmed short. But as part of a wave of social change to hit the military, the Air Force instructor’s days of appearing one way at work and another at home are over.
President Trump will reportedly nominate Richard Grenell—a former UN official who is both openly gay and a devout Christian. From that post, he could potentially have influence among conservatives on equality.
After the army denied conducting a witch-hunt against gay soldiers, more evidence emerged to show how investigators went online to compile their blacklist.
After she met her wife in 1997, Ashley Broadway-Mack just wanted a quiet life, playing soccer and taking care of a couple of dogs.
Two gay Iraqi soldiers shared the story of how they met, fell in love and got married despite Iraq's homophobia on "Ellen." Nayyef and Btoo met as enlisted Iraqi soldiers in 2004. The pair began their relationship by eating meals together and say soon after they were sharing every meal. For fear of getting tortured or killed for being together, the couple kept their relationship a secret.
US Army interpreter Nayyef Hrebid and Iraqi soldier Btoo Allami fell in love at the height of the Iraq War. It was the start of a dangerous 12-year struggle to live together as a couple.