Gay News Today: Bits and pieces of everything gay – Pentagon bans LGBT sites, Sen. Tammy Baldiwn sworn in, Church of England lifts ban on gay bishops


LGBT sites such as AmericaBlog, Towleroad, and Good as You are blocked by the DOD for security reasons.  Since the news broke, the Department of Defense has issued a statement:

We’ve received some questions/comment recently about DOD’s web access policies, and wanted to provide this statement:

The Department of Defense does not block LGBT websites. The pages referenced in several recent articles were denied access based on web filters blocking the “Blog/Personal Pages” category, not the specific sites themselves. While individuals on a DoD system may visit portions of the main websites (i.e.,,, certain additional links/pages – to include personal blogs – are blocked. Personal pages and blogs are blocked in accordance with DoD policy allowing military commanders the option to restrict access to personal pages for operational security reasons.

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