Autumn Sandeen is the first transgender service member to publicly have her gender marker changed on all military documents.
As the United States celebrates and commemorates the strong men and women dedicated to serving our country on Memorial Day, LGB citizens serving in the military are faced with the conflict inherent in serving openly as LGB after the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” while fighting for a country that still refuses to acknowledge their relationships.
In the first State of LGBT Military Equality Address, OutServe-SLDN Executive Director Allyson Robinson highlighted the work that needs to be done toward the full inclusion of LGBT service members.
Despite the lifting of the so-called 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy, transgender veterans still face challenges receiving proper acknowledgement and treatment for their service. In this post, transgender veteran Autumn Sandeen shares her trailblazing story about being among the first to update her gender marker with the VA.
The first couple to be married on a military base met at a Baptist church, but some chaplains are coming under fire for attending the wedding.
Military service member, Army Captain Stephen Hill, spoke candidly with the Associated Press (AP) last week about his video question about ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ in a 2011 Republican Debate (for which he was booed by the audience) and the supportive reaction of his military superiors.