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Jake Eleazer, an Army drill instructor, spoke to Vocativ online magazine about being transgender in the military. Jake has been an exemplary servicemember for the past 8 years but since coming out his military career is uncertain as the administrative separation process has begun.
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The Palm Center has released a report, put together by a non-partisan national commission that included former US Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders, concluding that not only is the medical rationale for banning transgender service members outdated and inaccurate but inconsistent with established medical standards of care.
For the first time in the history of West Point Academy, two men celebrated their love in a wedding ceremony in The United States Military Academy's Cadet Chapel. Larry Choate III, who graduated in 2009, and Daniel Lennox, a member of the 2007 class, were married Saturday in an intimate ceremony.
Pope Francis has said that the church should not "interfere spirituality" in the lives of LGBT people, but new polici
Four states have denied spousal military benefits to LGBT National Guard service members, in a move that contradicts the Supreme Court's ruling that struck down section 3 of DOMA and a Pentagon directive to treat all military members equally.
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Private First Class Manning, the U.S. soldier who was sentenced to thirty-five years in prison on charges of leaking classified government documents, has come out publicly as a transgender woman. In a letter shared by her lawyer, Manning has asked to be referred to as Chelsea and with female pronouns.
On July 30, 2013, it was announced that the Palm Center, best known for its extensive research that revealed the discriminatory and baseless nature of the so-called "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) policy, will receive $1.35 million in grants from the Tawani Foundation to conduct studies on transgender service in the U.S. military.
On July 22, 2013, the LGBT military organization Servicemembers, Partners, and Allies for Respect and Tolerance for All (SPART*A) announced its launch.