WATCH: LGBT Alliance Welcomes Out Airmen
June 11 2014 1:45 PM ET

WATCH: LGBT Alliance Welcomes Out Airmen

Sunnivie Brydum

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

VA: Gay, Lesbian Vets Can Rest in Peace With Partners
June 06 2014 3:53 PM ET

VA: Gay, Lesbian Vets Can Rest in Peace With Partners

Michelle Garcia

Military couples in domestic partnerships or civil unions will soon get at least one benefit that married couples can access.

UNC Schools Begin Offering Gay Military Spouses In-State Tuition
May 30 2014 12:56 PM ET

UNC Schools Begin Offering Gay Military Spouses In-State Tuition

Daniel Reynolds

Despite a state ban on same-sex marriage, the University of North Carolina system has begun offering in-state tuition to the gay spouses of military personnel, so long as they were wed in states that have instituted marriage equality.

May 26 2014 1:40 PM ET

Gay Vets Continue to Fight to Win Back Their Honor

Being gay is no longer a bar to joining the military, but tens of thousands of former service members continue to be tarred by their military records. One woman fights to win back her honor

Op-ed: Remember, There Are Transgender People Lost Serving in Silence
May 26 2014 4:12 AM ET

Op-ed: Remember Trans People Lost Serving in Silence

Michael Silverman

The executive director of the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund has an important reminder for Memorial Day.

VA Grants Benefits to Lesbian Widow of Fallen Soldier
May 19 2014 1:12 PM ET

VA Grants Benefits to Lesbian Widow of Fallen Soldier

Michelle Garcia

Nearly two years after her wife died in Afghanistan, an Iraq veteran and National Guard member says the Department of Veterans Affairs will recognize her rights as a widow.

WATCH: Ronan Farrow's Trans Military Debriefing
May 15 2014 1:17 PM ET

WATCH: Ronan Farrow's Trans Military Debriefing

Parker Marie Molloy

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.

U.S. Naval Academy Hosts First Same-Sex Wedding
May 12 2014 2:14 PM ET

U.S. Naval Academy Hosts First Same-Sex Wedding

Daniel Reynolds

The military school marked an historic moment last weekend, hosting the nuptials of graduate David Bucher and his partner Bruce Moats.

WATCH: Defense Sec. Hagel Open to Review Trans Military Ban
May 11 2014 11:59 AM ET

WATCH: Defense Sec. Open to Review Trans Military Ban

Parker Marie Molloy

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.

TransMilitary Documentary Launches Crowdfunding Effort
April 30 2014 10:18 AM ET

TransMilitary Documentary Launches Crowdfunding Effort

Parker Marie Molloy

Despite the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, transgender individuals are still prohibited from serving in the military. A new documentary hopes to shine light on the issue.

Tenn. Wedding Venue Changes Tune, Will Allow Gay Couples
April 29 2014 1:24 PM ET

Tenn. Wedding Venue Changes Tune, Will Allow Gay Couples

Sunnivie Brydum

After consulting with the statewide equality organization, Mint Springs Farm near Nashville, Tenn., decided that it will allow same-sex couples to host weddings and commitment ceremonies on its grounds.

Updated Dept. of Defense Human Rights Goals Include LGB, Neglect T
April 28 2014 6:40 PM ET

DOD Updates Human Rights Goals, Excludes Trans People

Parker Marie Molloy

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.

Gay Iraq Vets Turned Away From Tenn. Wedding Venue
April 28 2014 4:20 PM ET

WATCH: Iraq Vets Turned Away From Tenn. Wedding Venue

Sunnivie Brydum

Anthony Wilfert and Brian Blas thought they'd found the perfect place to hold their commitment ceremony, until they received an email claiming Tennessee's prohibition on same-sex marriage made the couple ineligible for booking.

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