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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Although the "don't ask, don't tell" policy has been repealed, that policy change still leaves transgender members of the military without protection.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.

The move comes after years of work by LGBT activists.

June 24 2016 5:11 PM Updated

It’s not because this lesbian Army veteran wasn’t invited to Wednesday’s event. Sue Fulton refuses to celebrate with the Department of Defense until all Americans can serve openly. 

June 07 2016 6:02 AM Updated

"We've grown stronger as a military, and as a nation," says Fanning, "as we've worked to be more inclusive, and open up opportuntities to those who previously didn't have them."

June 03 2016 11:41 AM

The TransMilitary Project is running a Kickstarter campaign for a documentary on trans troops who have come out despite the armed forces' ban.

May 30 2016 8:04 PM

A proposed rule would require military health care provider TriCare to cover hormone therapy and counseling for transgender spouses and other dependents of uniformed military personnel. 

February 03 2016 2:52 PM

In response to the opening of combat positions to women, the U.S. Marine Corps is reevaluating its titles and training protocol for entry-level troops. 

January 07 2016 2:31 PM
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