Transgender Military Ban

Although the "don't ask, don't tell" policy has been repealed, that policy change still leaves transgender members of the military without protection. A serviceman or woman can still be discharged simply for being transgender. Here we track the latest news on efforts to repeal the ban on transgender Americans from serving openly in the military.
Transgender Military Advocate Jess Shipps Dies by Suicide

Remembering Trans Military Advocate Jess Shipps

The 31-year-old Air Force veteran is remembered for helping others through work with SPARTA and through YouTube videos.

WATCH: Lindsey Graham's Military Would Only Have 'Discrimination That Makes Sense'

Lindsey Graham's Army: 'Discrimination That Makes Sense'

The presidential hopeful was apparently unaware that transgender Americans can't serve openly in the armed forces, according to an interview with Fusion's Jorge Ramos.

Jeb Bush: 'I Don't Think There's a Problem' With Open Trans Military Service

Jeb Bush Doesn't See A Problem With Open Trans Service

At a small campaign gathering in Iowa, the newly announced Republican presidential candidate said he believes there's a job for everyone in the military.

U.S. Army Has Yet Another Out Trans Member

U.S. Army Has Yet Another Out Trans Member

Jamie Lee Henry joins a handful of other out transgender soldiers proving they are fit to serve.

Op-ed: This Is How We Change the Game For Trans Military Service

Op-ed: How We Change the Game on Trans Military Service

The producer of The New York Times' groundbreaking doc about transgender members of the U.S. military reflects on just how much has changed — and what hasn't — since the world met Logan Ireland and Laila Villanueva.

America's Doctors: Transgender Military Ban is Pointless

America's Doctors: Transgender Military Ban Is Pointless

The American Medical Association weighs in — against the ban on military service by out transgender Americans.

WATCH: The Airman, The Corporal, and the Trans Military Ban

WATCH: The Airman, The Corporal, and the Trans Military Ban

A new mini-documentary highlights the uncertain state of existence for an estimated 15,500 transgender Americans currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

U.S. Air Force: Transgender Identity No Longer Basis for 'Separation' from Duty

Air Force: First to Allow Trans Americans to Serve  

Trans Airmen, as well as other troops, may still end up banned from open service as U.S. military's 'patchwork' of policies perpetuates 'unclear guidance.'

Op-ed: The True Hurdles to Open Transgender Military Service

Op-ed: The True Hurdles to Open Trans Military Service

Why is no one discussing or addressing the very real complications that surround open transgender service?

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