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Although the "don't ask, don't tell" policy has been repealed, that policy change still leaves transgender members of the military without protection.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.
WATCH: Allyson Robinson Slams Pentagon's Lack of Leadership on Trans Military Ban

Ending the Trans Military Ban: 'Let's Just Get This Done'

The former Army captain and West Point graduate has a message for outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel: End the military's ban on open service by transgender Americans.

What LGBT Policy Challenges Are on Deck for 2015?

What LGBT Policy Challenges Are on Deck for 2015?

President Obama gave his annual overview of items Washington should be dealing with this year, but what are the big issues for LGBT Americans?

Op-ed: Will the Next Defense Secretary Continue the Pentagon's Equality Expansion?

Dear Ash Carter: You Have Big Shoes To Fill

The next Defense secretary will likely have to carry the mantle of fully integrating all LGBT people into the military. Is Ash Carter game to do it?

Will Chuck Hagel Open Door for Trans Troops on His Way Out?

Will Hagel Open Door for Trans Troops on His Way Out?

There's still time for President Obama to shake the hand of the first openly transgender U.S. service member. Here's how the outgoing Secretary of Defense can make that a reality.

WATCH: Air Force Secretary Supports Open Trans Service

WATCH: Air Force Secretary Supports Open Trans Service

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James says it's time to review — and rescind — the military's ban on open service by transgender Americans.

N.J. Trans Veterans Win Important Fight to Change Names on Military Records

Trans Vets Win Important Fight to Change Names on Military Records

In a potentially game-changing move, the U.S. Army has allowed two transgender veterans to update their names on their discharge papers.

WATCH: Honoring Trans Military Members This Veterans Day

WATCH: Honoring Trans Americans This Veterans Day

The TransMilitary documentary team reminds us that the lives of all U.S. veterans are valuable. Why, then, force trans service members to continue serving in silence?

Landmark Report Finds Army Discriminated Against Trans Woman

Landmark Report: Army Discriminated Against Trans Woman

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

Nancy Pelosi Endorses Open Trans Military Service 

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

Chelsea Manning Sues Federal Government for Hormone Therapy

'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?

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

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'

Chelsea Manning Isn't Getting Transition Treatment

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

How Long Until Trans People Can Serve Openly?

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.

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