It’s Time to Move Again

It’s Time to Move Again

The time has come to move again, and after going through this process five times, I believe this time to have successfully eliminated a lot of the stress of moving, by organizing and planning my move with a little more strategy. I hope this article makes others have a...
Veteran Spouses Equal Treatment Act

Veteran Spouses Equal Treatment Act

Every military family deserves our respect and admiration for the sacrifices they make on behalf of this great nation, regardless of whom they love or where they live. Sadly, more than one year after the Supreme Court decision striking down the Defense of Marriage...
What Exactly Do We Mean by GAY PRIDE?

What Exactly Do We Mean by GAY PRIDE?

The following speech was given by Senior Chief Tom Guest on board the USS BATAAN (LHD-5) for the LGBT Pride Celebration on the 25th of June while deployed. My name is Tom Guest, I’m gay and I’m here to recruit you. I borrowed that line from Harvey Milk and I...
Home is Where the Laundry Is

Home is Where the Laundry Is

When my wife and I first found out she would be leaving for a 1-year tour to Korea, we were living in a DOMA world. We decided early on, that I would stay behind with our son. We would save for visits and commit to Skyping as much as possible. We knew it would be...
A Sacred Space

A Sacred Space

We often hear about religion and LGBTQ concerns as mutually exclusive and in conflict with one another. As an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister I find this perspective both concerning and unfortunate. My faith traditions, and other progressive faiths like it,...
How to Stay Connected During Deployment

How to Stay Connected During Deployment

The worst feeling in the world is that moment when your husband or wife is handed those deployment orders. By nature, our bodies become consumed with instant hurt, anger, depression, and stress. After those feelings pass, then the questions start to take over our...