Allyson Robinson

News about Allyson Robinson, the former head of OUTServe-SLDN and her work as a transgender leader. She made history as the first transgender woman to head a major LGBT organization that did not specifically focus on trans issues: OUTServe-SLDN, a non-profit that strives to support the military service LGBT community, LGBT veterans and their families, as well as improving military inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. A graduate from West Point, Robinson resigned from her post at OUTServe-SLDN after the organization announced bankruptcy in 2012.

The former Army captain and West Point graduate has a message for outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel: End the military's ban on open service by transgender Americans.

January 23 2015 3:01 PM

The next Defense secretary will likely have to carry the mantle of fully integrating all LGBT people into the military. Is Ash Carter game to do it?

December 23 2014 4:00 AM

There's still time for President Obama to shake the hand of the first openly transgender U.S. service member. Here's how the outgoing Secretary of Defense can make that a reality.

December 16 2014 5:00 AM

Transgender military veteran and activist Allyson Robinson has joined a new documentary project that hopes to raise awareness about the ban on open military service by trans Americans.

August 22 2013 6:01 PM