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Although the "don't ask, don't tell" policy has been repealed, that policy change still leaves transgender members of the military without protection.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.
Landmark Report Finds Army Discriminated Against Trans Woman
October 23 2014 5:27 PM ET

Landmark Report: Army Discriminated Against Trans Woman

Mitch Kellaway

Tamara Lusardi, a trans Department of the Army employee, has found justice after years of misgendering and being barred from using the women's restroom.

As Advocates Gather in D.C., Pelosi Endorses Trans Military Service
October 21 2014 1:49 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 4:52 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.

STUDY: Is U.S. Military Ready for Open Trans Service?
August 27 2014 4:52 PM ET

STUDY: Is U.S. Military Ready for Open Trans Service?

Parker Marie Molloy

The movement to overturn the military's ban on open service by transgender people continues to gain momentum, putting pressure on the Defense Department to act.

Chelsea Manning Isn't Getting Treatment, Despite Gov't 'Lip Service'
August 23 2014 1:33 AM ET

Chelsea Manning Isn't Getting Transition Treatment

Sunnivie Brydum

Manning's doctors have deemed her transition-related care medically necessary, but a new statement from the Wikileaks source says Defense Department promises are just lip service.

Robinson Won't Rest Until Trans People Can Serve Openly
August 01 2014 9:30 AM ET

How Long Until Trans People Can Serve Openly?

Rebecca Juro

Trans military advocate Allyson Robinson may have a new job as a Baptist church minister, but she's not done with helping all military personnel serve openly.

Dept. of Defense: Chelsea Manning May Begin Transition in Prison
July 18 2014 2:01 PM ET

Chelsea Manning Gets Good News From Military

Parker Marie Molloy

Nearly a year after her lawyer put in a request to begin hormone replacement therapy, it appears that the Department of Defense has agreed to treat Chelsea Manning.

Op-ed: 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Isn't Dead Yet
July 10 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Isn't Dead Yet

Jackie Speier

Repealing the discriminatory 'don't ask, don't tell' policy was just the tip of the iceberg in getting a fully LGBT-inclusive military.

Sailor Files Complaint: Navy Ship Staff Ignoring Pride Month
June 18 2014 2:35 PM ET

Sailor Files Complaint: Navy Ship Staff Ignoring Pride Month

Michelle Garcia

A former sailor says he has heard complaints from those serving on board the USS Carl Vinson that the ship's commanding officers have been hesitant to promote LGBT Pride Month.

Op-ed: The Policies Keeping Trans People From Military Service
March 17 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The Policies Keeping Trans People From Military Service

Autumn Sandeen

Only policy stands between transgender people and the military service some seek.

WATCH: New Trailer for Doc on Trans Servicemembers
November 24 2013 1:41 PM ET

WATCH: New Trailer for Doc on Trans Servicemembers

Neal Broverman

Transmilitary hopes to get the public riled that openly transgender people are banned from military service.

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