The move comes after years of work by LGBT activists.
It’s not because this lesbian Army veteran wasn’t invited to Wednesday’s event. Sue Fulton refuses to celebrate with the Department of Defense until all Americans can serve openly.
Upon viewing military recruitment art of the last century, that whole "don't ask, don't tell" thing seems a little naive.
"We've grown stronger as a military, and as a nation," says Fanning, "as we've worked to be more inclusive, and open up opportuntities to those who previously didn't have them."
Activists have long lobbied for such surgery to be included in the health care provided by the Veterans Administration.
The new Army secretary gets why his appointment is historic, and even he's surprised.
The TransMilitary Project is running a Kickstarter campaign for a documentary on trans troops who have come out despite the armed forces' ban.