The latest news about the effects of repealing the U.S. military's "don’t ask, don't tell" policy. Introduced by Bill Clinton as a comprimise measure that allowed gays and lesbians to serve in the militrary branches, DADT went into effect in 1994 and mandated that service members stay in the closet about their sexual orientation. Proponents cited to "unit cohesion," "high standards of morale," and "good order and discipline" as reasons for DADT's necessity. President Barack Obama ended the policy in 2011.

Trans military advocate Allyson Robinson may have a new job as a Baptist church minister, but she's not done with helping all military personnel serve openly.

August 01 2014 9:30 AM

Repealing the discriminatory 'don't ask, don't tell' policy was just the tip of the iceberg in getting a fully LGBT-inclusive military.

July 10 2014 7:00 AM

California's Travis Air Force Base is home to the military's first officially sanctioned private organization for LGBT service members.

June 11 2014 1:45 PM

Sen. Orrin Hatch, a conservative Republican from Utah, says anyone who doesn't believe marriage equality will soon be the law of the land 'just isn't living in the real world.'

May 29 2014 3:03 PM

The MSNBC host continues his focus on trans issues, this time taking on the military and welcoming discharged Navy cryptologist Landon Wilson and TransMilitary's Fiona Dawson to bring the cultural conversation ever closer to critical mass.

May 15 2014 1:17 PM

Though the repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell' allowed for lesbian, gay, and bisexual service members to serve openly, the military continues to discriminate against trans individuals, preventing them from service. Secretary of Defense Hagel speaks with ABC News on the policy's future.

May 11 2014 11:59 AM

For the first time since 1998, the Department of Defense Updated the Pentagon's Human Goals Charter, including language related to sexual orientation for the first time. The document makes no mention of gender identity.

April 28 2014 6:40 PM

A study funded by transgender billionaire and military veteran Jennifer Pritzker breaks down the arguments disqualifying trans people from military service.

March 13 2014 11:51 AM

'There are two types of hiding: the kind that requires you to lurk in the dark spaces of the day, behind shadowy places ... and there is hiding in plain sight.'

December 16 2013 8:07 PM Updated

Right Wing Watch uncovers additional evidence of E.W. Jackson's homophobia.

October 30 2013 12:15 PM