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Top General Tells Trump Transgender Troops Serve With Honor and Valor

Top General Tells Trump Transgender Troops Serve With Honor and Valor

The highest ranking officer, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine General Joseph Dunford said publicly what he says he’s been telling Trump privately. Dunford says he’s been telling Trump all along that transgender service members should not be separated because of their gender identity. The Hill reports when asked by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) whether […]

Mattis Postpones Trump’s Trans Ban Until Study is Completed

Mattis Postpones Trump’s Trans Ban Until Study is Completed

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis late Tuesday announced that transgender troops will be allowed to continue serving in the military pending the results of a study by experts. While this may not be what Trump had envisioned it is important to note that Mathis hasn’t stated opposition to the ban only that he would formulate a […]

Transgender People Can Now Serve Openly in the Military, and It’s About Time

Transgender People Can Now Serve Openly in the Military, and It’s About Time

This is very significant. The U.S. Federal Government under President Obama has in eight short years erased decades of institutionalized discrimination against LGBTQ Americans. This President has done more for LGBTQ rights than any other President. There simply is no second place. In removing these barriers to service, America will be joining other countries such […]

US Military trans ban ends July 1st

US Military trans ban ends July 1st

July 1st Secretary of Defense Ash Carter will announce the end of the military transgender ban according to news reports. Details of the new regulations haven’t been released other than Carter will give the branches a year to implement the changes. This is a heady thought and most validating in nature. Transgender people openly serving […]

In Limbo or Worse: US Military members who transitioned since July 2015

In Limbo or Worse: US Military members who transitioned since July 2015

Last July Defense Secretary Ashton Carter issued a DOD statement announcing that a study had been initiated to examine the possible integration of transgender service members. Calling the present policy “outdated” and citing the end of “don’t ask, don’t tell’ . Sec. Carter noted empathetically that “Throughout this time, transgender men and women in uniform have been there […]

US Military Trans Ban might end by May 2016

US Military Trans Ban might end by May 2016

The military in an August 19th memo obtained by USA Today  discloses it is aiming to completely end the discharge of openly transgender troops by May and set up procedures to assist in their transition. The proposed plan would allow troops who need to transition a ‘sabbatical’ then on return to duty they would be able […]

Pentagon will have a gay nondiscrimination policy in place by July

Pentagon will have a gay nondiscrimination policy in place by July

A senior defense official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told the Washington Blade late Friday the Defense Department is planning to update the Military Equal Opportunity Policy to add the words “sexual orientation” as part of the non-discrimination policy. The proposed change is set to be delivered as early as the middle of next […]

Obama Administration Open to Trans Military Service

Obama Administration Open to Trans Military Service

At a troop event in Kandahar, Afghanistan on Sunday February 22, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said when asked about his thoughts on transgender military personnel serving openly “I don’t think anything but their suitability for service should preclude them” leading speculation as to if and when the U.S. military might change their policies in order […]