(EDGE) Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is leading a group of 15 Democratic attorneys general in opposing President Donald Trump's administration's plan to bar transgender individuals from openly serving in the military.
The U.S. Army has agreed to "fully recognize" the new legal names of two transgender military veterans, the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday.
(AP) Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday.
One of the victims of the Orlando massacre was a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve, the Pentagon disclosed Tuesday.
For the first time in history, an openly gay male officer has achieved the rank of Major General in the United States Army.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — The spouse of a Fort Bragg lieutenant colonel will lead the nation's largest organization for partners, spouses and families of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender service members and veterans.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Ben Carson's new campaign chairman, retired Major Gen. Robert F. Dees, says it's time for the U.S. to reevaluate military policies like letting women serve in combat positions and allowing openly gay troops to serve.
Retired neurosurgeon and 2016 GOP presidential hopeful Ben Carson continued his history of public anti-LGBT statements last week when he suggested re-implementing "Don't Ask Don't Tell" and slammed President Barack Obama's policy to allow transgender service members to to serve openly in the military, NBC News reports.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is throwing his unequivocal support behind letting transgender people serve openly in the U.S. military, as the Obama administration considers whether and when to lift the longstanding ban.
(WB) President Biden has signed an executive order that reverses Trump administration policy against transgender military service and prohibits discharges based on diagnoses of gender dysphoria, but stops short of explicitly stating transgender people will be allowed to enlist in the armed forces, according to a fact sheet issued Monday by the White House.
(WB) Transgender U.S. Navy Corpsman Akira Wyatt rises at 6 a.m. at Camp Pendleton each day to see sailors and Marines for sick calls, and today she does so a little easier.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) _ Brazil took its most significant step yet to address the human rights violations of its military dictatorship on Wednesday, releasing an exhaustive report that documents nearly two decades of government-approved political killings and torture.
An independent commission led by a former US surgeon general has concluded there “is no compelling medical reason” for the US armed forces to prohibit transgender Americans from serving and that President Barack Obama could lift the decades-old ban without approval from Congress, according to a report being released Thursday.
After having its ban on transgender military service overturned twice, the Department of Justice is appealing a Jan. 1, 2018 deadline to allow those soldiers to serve.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards says he'll issue an executive order when he takes office in January that bans discrimination in state government based on sexual orientation.
(CNN) A transgender ex-Navy surgeon says she will perform free gender-confirming surgery for the service members on her list who have been affected by Donald Trump's new ban on trans people serving in the military.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ A North Dakota native and former commander of the Navy Blue Angels says he doesn't believe that the inappropriate behavior outlined in a recent investigation is part of the group's culture.
This week read about Kaitlyn Weaver coming out as queer, the online concert Roaring Rainbow raising money for organizations that support transgender children, and Michele Rayner-Goolsby hoping to become Florida’s first out woman in Congress.
This week read Japan's bill falling short of adding protections to the LGBT community, and Ken Haire winning his pension case after claiming discrimination by CN Rail in Canada.
This week read about Ireland recognizing a gay couple as co-parents for the first time, and a television channel in Bangladesh hiring their first trans news anchor.
WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) -- Tracy Dice Johnson goes to bed each night dreaming about her wife Donna Johnson.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ While the military policy of ``don't ask, don't tell'' and the overturning of part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act opened doors more widely to gay people serving openly in the military, it didn't mark radical changes to the way the fighting force looked or behaved.
An 82-year-old Ohio veteran is receiving an honorable discharge a half century after the Army kicked him out for being gay.
(WB) Gen. Lloyd Austin, the pick by Joe Biden to lead the Defense Department in his administration, said Tuesday for the first time publicly he supports efforts to overturn the transgender military ban.
(CNN) -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday that he's open to a review of the U.S. military's policy prohibiting transgender individuals from serving.
HIV-positive service members can still dream of rising in the ranks.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska House has rejected extending a proposed perk for military spouses to same-sex partners of military members.
The Israeli military said Tuesday it will begin enlisting soldiers who are HIV-positive, in a policy shift putting the country at the forefront of military inclusivity toward people with the virus that causes AIDS.
The 1984 Summer Olympic Torch that Bruce Jenner carried through Lake Tahoe, Nevada, sold for just under $24,000 at an auction of sports memorabilia Thursday.
(CNN) -- The lesbian widow of an Afghanistan war soldier has announced that her wait to see if she would receive the same benefits as heterosexual spouses has finally ended.
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