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Memorial Day Lesson: Hate Diminishes the Memory of Our Fallen

Bob Casey fought so that we could have the freedom to be ourselves — including marry who we love, embrace our gender identity, and teach our children acceptance.

Navy Leader Defends Nonbinary Officer After Republican Criticizes Them

Adm. Michael Gilday told Sen. Tommy Tuberville he's glad to have Lt. JG Audrey Knutson, the grandchild of a gay service member, in the Navy.

LGBTQ+ Veterans Stand Up to Far-Right Extremism in Texas

These military veterans stood guard so people could celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility.

Marco Rubio, Jim Banks Introduce Bills for New Transgender Military Ban

The Senate bill, called the Ensuring Military Readiness Act, would bar service for anyone who had transitioned anytime in the past 36 months before service.

Veteran Sues Defense Department Over Daughter's Gender-Affirming Care

As the department's insurance covers gender-affirming surgeries for service members but not dependents, the family claims it violates the Constitution's equal protection clause.

Two Trans Soldiers to Retire With Rare Distrinction

Army Staff Sgt. Alleria Stanley and Sgt. First Class Kinzie Maxfield, both trans women, transitioned on active duty and will retire with full benefits after being honorably discharged. 

Military Ban on People Living With HIV Faces Legal Challenge

Advocates call the current policy discriminatory and "a serious equity issue."

More LGBTQ+ Spouses to Receive Survivors' Benefits, VA Announces

The Department of Veteran Affairs changed its policy due to previous anti-marriage equality laws.

First Known Out Trans Army Officer Accused of Conspiring With Russia

Major Jamie Lee Henry and their wife, both doctors, have been indicted on charges of seeking to help Russia in its war against Ukraine.

Fears About Ending DADT Greatly Exaggerated: Report

A recently unearthed Pentagon report shows that ending the discriminatory policy had no ill effects on the military and that fears about doing so were based on prejudice.

California Will Ease Benefit Process for Vets Discharged Under DADT

These vets are eligible to upgrade their discharge status to receive benefits, but many have found the process difficult. The new California program will help.

LGBTQ+ Kids in Military Families Have More Mental Health Risks: Study

Those with a parent in the military report higher rates of mental health challenges, but family support makes a difference, says the Trevor Project.

Many LGBTQ+ Vets Still Having Trouble Getting Benefits, Suit Says

Some are seeing barriers because of the type of discharge they received, even after the government announced a simplified process.

Drag Story Hour Canceled After Marco Rubio Calls It 'Sexually Charged'

The event was to be held at a U.S. Air Force base in Germany for Pride Month.

LGBTQ+ Troops and Vets Still Struggle Post-DADT, Study Finds

The end of "don't ask, don't tell" and the lifting of the trans military ban haven't solved all problems for LGBTQ+ service members and vets, says the Center for American Progress.

Air Force to Help Members and Families Affected by Anti-LGBTQ+ Laws

The unusual move was announced by out Air Force Undersecretary Gina Ortiz Jones.

Lesbian Sues Military Bosses Who Told Her to Grow Hair, Wear Makeup

Tech. Sgt. Kristin Kingrey has filed a lawsuit alleging sex discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.