WATCH: Honoring Trans Military Members This Veterans Day
November 11 2014 3:36 PM ET

WATCH: Honoring Trans Americans This Veterans Day

Mitch Kellaway

The TransMilitary documentary team reminds us that the lives of all U.S. veterans are valuable. Why, then, force trans service members to continue serving in silence?

November 11 2014 2:42 PM ET

Salute to Gay Veterans: Understanding the Military Mind After DADT

Documentary photographer Vincent Cianni spent three years to gather a spectrum of stories of gay men and women who served their country

Interview with Steve Snyder Hill, Author of Soldier of Change
November 11 2014 5:00 AM ET

Stephen Snyder-Hill: A Soldier for Change

Matt Baume

Three years ago, he was booed at a Republican debate. Now he has a new book about the experience.

WATCH: Colbert Destroys Dimwit Politician Who Says Gays in the Military Get Massages All Day
October 28 2014 10:30 AM ET

See What Inspired Colbert's Ruthless Takedown of Politician

Jami Smith

Politicians can be pretty dumb, but Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert said something so out there that it inspired this ruthless takedown by Stephen Colbert.

As Advocates Gather in D.C., Pelosi Endorses Trans Military Service
October 21 2014 12:49 PM ET

Nancy Pelosi Endorses Open Trans Military Service 

Mitch Kellaway

This week House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi became one of the first politicians to officially come out in support of trans people serving openly in the U.S. military.

Chelsea Manning Sues Federal Government for Hormone Therapy
September 24 2014 3:52 PM ET

Chelsea Manning Sues Federal Government for Hormone Therapy

Mitch Kellaway

'I do not believe I'll be able to survive another year or two ... without treatment,' says the trans military whistleblower, in the wake of the military's continued delays in providing transition-related medical care.

WATCH: Trans Advocate Brynn Tannehill's Powerful Advice on Anger, Allies
September 17 2014 3:28 PM ET

WATCH: Powerful Advice on Trans Pride, Anger, and Allies

Mitch Kellaway

In her moving keynote speech at TransPride, 'I Am Real,' trans veteran Brynn Tannehill talks boldly about anger versus dignity and tolerance versus acceptance.

House Committee Won't Extend Spousal Benefits to Gay Vets
September 10 2014 2:40 PM ET

House Committee Won't Extend Spousal Benefits to Gay Vets

Trudy Ring

The legislation would have allowed veterans' same-sex spouses access to benefits, even if they do not live in a marriage equality state.

Lawyer Who Fought DADT Killed in Seattle Bike Accident
September 02 2014 2:06 PM ET

Lawyer Who Fought DADT Killed in Seattle Bike Accident

Trudy Ring

Sher Kung died Friday when a truck struck her as she rode her bicycle in downtown Seattle.

6 CIA Officers On Coming Out, McCarthy, and Gay Recruiting
August 14 2014 3:00 AM ET

6 Officers on Coming Out in the CIA

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

The CIA may be defined by secrecy, but these days it encourages its LGBT officers to come out.

Meet an Officer Who Transitioned at the CIA
August 14 2014 3:00 AM ET

Meet an Officer Who Transitioned at the CIA

Sunnivie Brydum

Not too long ago, openly LGBT people were denied federal security clearances. These days, the CIA has an extensive strategy in place to help trans employees confirm their gender expression.

Robinson Won't Rest Until Trans People Can Serve Openly
August 01 2014 8:30 AM ET

How Long Until Trans People Can Serve Openly?

Rebecca Juro

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.

Dept. of Defense: Chelsea Manning May Begin Transition in Prison
July 18 2014 1:01 PM ET

Chelsea Manning Gets Good News From Military

Parker Marie Molloy

Nearly a year after her lawyer put in a request to begin hormone replacement therapy, it appears that the Department of Defense has agreed to treat Chelsea Manning.