Things have changed recently in the past few years regarding same-sex marriage which is now legal in all 50 states of the United States. However, sometimes it can still feel like as a LGBTQ military spouse you can feel alone or isolated. Back in 2015 I didn’t see very many LGBT military spouse websites.
The Military Partners and Families Coalition Mission was simple:
“Based in Washington, DC, the Military Partners and Families Coalition (MPFC) was founded in 2011 to provide support, resources, education and advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender military families. We do this by providing online resources, education and training to those who support the military community, outreach and support through safe space online events and local in-person community events, and by connecting with other military support organizations and agencies that share the civic responsibility to support all military families.”
And more inspiration was found when I learned about The American Military Partner Association with more than 50,000 members and supporters across the country and around the world, the AMPA is the nation’s largest organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) military families and their allies.
Their Mission was simple as well :
“Connecting, supporting, honoring, and serving the partners, spouses, families, and allies of America’s LGBT service members and veterans – our “modern military families.”
So, I decided to create my own website. I set to work to make connections on various military spouse websites to bring my voice closer for others to hear. I wanted a changed, so I made a change. I understand life isn’t always fair you have to stand up for what you believe in. Not everyone agrees with same-sex marriage and I am okay with that. I feel everyone is entitled to their beliefs as well as their freedoms.
I wanted to see more LGBTQ military blog posts and share my story. I am so thankful for all the support and love I have received from the military spouse community as a whole whether in person or online. Everyone I met has been respective and supportive of my family; my wife and I. Although, we may be different, a same-sex couple, we still face the same things any other military family faces.
1. 2018 Armed Forces Insurance Navy Spouse of the Year
2. What is it Like to be a Gay Military Couple?
3. This Amazing Group Changed The Game For LGBT Military Families
4. When You Want to be a Social Justice Ally
5. The Journey of an LGBT Military Spouse
6. Discrimination has No Place in Our Military Community
7. AMPA Lawsuit Challenging Trans Military Ban on Course to Proceed to Trial
8. Badass Women: Transgender U.S. Army Captain Jennifer Peace Opens Up About Defending Her Country and Her Rights
9. Here’s what actual trans military voices have to say about Trump’s ban
10. How the LGBT movement came together to fight Trump’s transgender military ban
11. 21 pictures of LGBT service members living life on their terms
12. 5 LGBTQ service members who changed military history
13. The Military Acceptance Project: Improving Acceptance, Integration, and Health among LGBT Service Members
14. Air Force expelled her in 1955 for Being a Lesbian
15. 11 Out Veterans You Should Know
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Veteran Care
Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, and Transgender Veterans
Department of Defense LGBT Pride Month
My guest Blog Posts
Love Is Love: One MilSpouse’s Reaction to the Same-Sex Marriage Decision
Why Military Families Should Embrace Pride Month
4 Resources for LGBT Military Families
5 Tips to Connect with LGBTQ in Your Military Community
How to be an Ally for LGBT Military Families
What are your favorite LGBT Military related blog post? Leave a comment.
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