Palm Center

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 Joycelyn Elders, concluding that not only is the medical rationale for banning transgender service members outdated and inaccurate but inconsistent with established medical standards of care.

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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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Media Roundup: The End of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

As military personnel prepare for Tuesday’s end to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”— the law that bans gay and lesbian service

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June 1, 2010
by GLAAD

DADT Coverage Update

Following Friday’s House of Representatives and Senate Armed Services Committee votes in favor of adding language to rep
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March 4, 2009
by GLAAD

Media Spotlights ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ as Congresswoman Reintroduces Legislation to Lift the Ban

This week U.S. Representative Ellen O.
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