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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Although the "don't ask, don't tell" policy has been repealed, that policy change still leaves transgender members of the military without protection.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 news cycle has mostly washed over the integration of transgender service members, but Riki Wilchins wants us to appreciate how monumental this change is.

July 19 2016 6:02 AM

The Department of Defense recognized that trans service members who can be themselves will undoubtedly perform their duties better. Here's hoping more institutions get that message.

July 06 2016 5:23 AM

It's certainly a time for jubilation, but a few things still need to be worked out, writes Amanda Kerri.

July 05 2016 5:09 AM

Starting today, transgender members of the U.S. military can serve openly.

June 30 2016 2:16 PM Updated

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
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