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Although the "don't ask, don't tell" policy has been repealed, that policy change still leaves transgender members of the military without protection.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

Ending bans on open military service required collaboration and tenacity.

January 26 2017 6:13 AM

The civilian leader of the U.S. Army tells The Advocate he's seen no problems while ending the ban on transgender people serving openly in the military.

November 01 2016 3:37 PM

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
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