military

March 19, 2014

Openly Transgender soldier speaks to Vocativ magazine

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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Snapshots: St. Patrick's Day parade, LGBT Faith Leaders of African Descent, ending anti-trans discrimination, and more

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment, and online media.

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March 13, 2014

Study finds transgender military members fit to serve, calls for dropping ban

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 Joycelyn Elders, concluding that not only is the medical rationale for banning transgender service members outdated and inaccurate but inconsistent with established medical standards of care.

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November 4, 2013

West Point celebrates their first wedding between two male graduates

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.

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Which four states have hurt LGBT military members by denying them spousal benefits?

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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August 26, 2013

Snapshots of our work: SRI, Wentworth Miller, and Chelsea Manning

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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Reporting on Private Chelsea Manning with consistent respect for gender identity

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.

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Palm Center, known for DADT research, receives $1.35 million for trans military service studies

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.

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SPART*A, LGBT military organization, advocates for equality for trans servicemembers

On July 22, 2013, the LGBT military organization Servicemembers, Partners, and Allies for Respect and Tolerance for All (SPART*A) announced its launch.

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