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After Marriage Equality, Are Transgender People 'Going To Be Left In The Lurch'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.22.2014 | Gay Voices

Now that President Obama has signed an executive order banning workplace discrimination against LGBT people among federal contractors, transgender act...

What Would You Say If Someone Asked You, 'Are You Transgender?'

Fiona Dawson | Posted 04.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Fiona Dawson

I can't remember the day I learned that transgender people were still banned from serving in the United States military. But I do know I met that fact with shock. How shortsighted of me to not consider them in our work. Why had I not known this before?

Lunch With Allyson Robinson

Jarrod S. Chlapowski | Posted 09.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Jarrod S. Chlapowski

Many in the trans community had a hard time coming to terms with the idea that adding other requirements to the repeal of DADT, such as open trans service, was not really the same fight. As Allyson also was transgender, I had presumed that she would have the same opinion.

Real Talk With Rob Smith Podcast 1: Paula Deen, Outserve/SLDN and the Fall of DOMA and Prop 8

Rob Smith | Posted 08.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Rob Smith

On this week's podcast, I take on the Paula Deen race scandal, the Outserve/SLDN ouster of Allyson Robinson, and the historic victories with DOMA and Prop 8.

Booed Gay Soldier On Why He Won't Give Up On His Marriage Equality Fight

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.24.2013 | Gay Voices

In the September 2011 Republican presidential primaries in Florida -- and soon after the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" -- Stephen Snyder-Hill, who...

Gay Soldier Discharged Under DADT Gets Major Honor

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 01.18.2013 | Gay Voices

In 2002, David Hall was discharged from the U.S. Air Force for being gay under now extinct Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy. Now, Hall, who serves as OutS...

LOOK: LGBT Military Group Issues Expectations Should Hagel Become Secretary Of Defense

www.sldn.org | Posted 03.07.2013 | Gay Voices

(WASHINGTON, DC) Army veteran and OutServe-SLDN Executive Director Allyson Robinson issued the following statement today as multiple reports surfaced ...

30 Days Of Holiday LGBT Giving: OutServe-SLDN

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.23.2012 | Gay Voices

Note: This holiday season, in lieu of a traditional holiday gift guide, we'll be featuring a different LGBT organization each day for our "30 Days Of ...

Allyson Robinson, New OutServe-SLDN Executive Director, Shatters Glass Ceiling For Transgender Leadership Of LGBT Organizations

Dana Beyer | Posted 12.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

History was made last week with the appointment of Allyson Robinson to serve as the executive director of the newly united OutServe-SLDN (Servicemembers Legal Defense Network) organization. What was historic about it? That Allyson Robinson happens to be a trans woman.

Allyson Robinson, Transgender Veteran, To Lead Advocacy Group For LGBTs In Military

The Huffington Post | Andrea Stone | Posted 10.25.2012 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON -- In a move that may signal the next major battle over equality in the armed forces, the newly combined groups that represent gays in the ...

Why OutServe-SLDN Represents the Future of the LGBT Movement -- and What They Are Doing About It

Joe Kapp | Posted 08.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Joe Kapp

By exposing its challenges, OutServe-SLDN, the association of LGBT military personnel, veterans, and their families, figured out a way to reinvigorate its mission -- and thus may have revealed the way forward for the larger LGBT movement as more and more of our legal objectives are achieved.