Op-ed: Will the Next Defense Secretary Continue the Pentagon's Equality Expansion?
December 23 2014 4:00 AM ET

Dear Ash Carter: You Have Big Shoes To Fill

Allyson Robinson

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?

Report Debunks Right-Wing Claims of Military Persecution of Christians
December 17 2014 6:00 AM ET

Report Debunks Right-Wing Claims of Military Persecution of Christians

Stevie St. John

Americans United for Separation of Church and State's report responds to 61 claims about perceived threats to 'religious liberty in the military,' several of which relate to LGBT people and issues.

Will Chuck Hagel Open Door for Trans Troops on His Way Out?
December 16 2014 5:00 AM ET

Will Hagel Open Door for Trans Troops on His Way Out?

Sunnivie Brydum

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.

N.J. Trans Veterans Win Important Fight to Change Names on Military Records
December 03 2014 5:54 PM ET

Trans Vets Win Important Fight to Change Names on Military Records

Mitch Kellaway

In a potentially game-changing move, the U.S. Army has allowed two transgender veterans to update their names on their discharge papers.

REPORT: New Defense Dept. Policy Could Allow for Open Trans Service
November 28 2014 3:02 PM ET

Could a New Defense Dept. Policy Allow for Open Trans Service?

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

New policy changes to military regulations within the Department of Defense could allow transgender members to serve in the military, contends a new report from the Palm Center.

PHOTOS: Civil War LGBT — and Feminist — Heroes
November 26 2014 7:30 AM ET

PHOTOS: Civil War LGBT — and Feminist — Heroes

Trudy Ring

A photo exhibit celebrates those who crossed gender lines to serve in the Civil War.

Hagel's Exit Leaves Unfinished Business For LGBT Military Members, Advocates
November 25 2014 11:40 AM ET

Hagel's Exit Leaves Unfinished Business For LGBT Military

Michelle Garcia

Chuck Hagel spent two years as Defense secretary, but plenty is still left to be done to bring full LGBT equality to the military.

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.

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