PHOTOS: Civil War LGBT — and Feminist — Heroes

PHOTOS: Civil War LGBT — and Feminist — Heroes

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

Hagel's Exit Leaves Unfinished Business For LGBT Military

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

WATCH: Honoring Trans Americans This Veterans Day

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?

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

Stephen Snyder-Hill: A Soldier for Change

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

See What Inspired Colbert's Ruthless Takedown of Politician

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

Nancy Pelosi Endorses Open Trans Military Service 

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

Chelsea Manning Sues Federal Government for Hormone Therapy

'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

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

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

House Committee Won't Extend Spousal Benefits to Gay Vets

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

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