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Transgender Military Service

Samantha-Jo Roth

Jeb Bush On Transgender Military Service: 'There's A Role For Everyone To Play'

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha-Jo Roth | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Iowa -– Jeb Bush appeared receptive to exploring the idea of transgender individuals serving openly in the military Wednesday, speaking ...

Should Transgender People Be Allowed to Serve Openly in the Military?

Kevin Martin | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics
Kevin Martin

No one honorably serving their country should have to lie about who they are in order to continue to serve - we're better than that! If they are allowed to die for our country, they must be allowed to live as themselves.

Amanda Terkel

Top Medical Group: 'No Medically Valid Reason' To Block Transgender Individuals From Military Service

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The American Medical Association gave its unanimous approval to a resolution Monday that concludes there is "no medically valid reason t...

Jennifer Bendery

The Army Just Made It A Little Easier For Transgender Troops To Serve

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a sign that the U.S. Defense Department may be inching closer to lifting its ban on transgender troops, the Army announced Friday tha...

What Chuck Hagel Needs to Understand

Justine Valinotti | Posted 07.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Justine Valinotti

While the notion that transgenderism is mainly if not entirely a medical condition may have helped remove a little bit (though certainly not much) of the stigma attached to being a trans person, it also limits us. And it will limit the military.

Michelangelo Signorile

Transgender Navy Sailor Who Was Discharged Gets Frank In Our Exclusive Interview

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.04.2014 | Gay Voices

Landon Wilson was serving as a Dominance Warfare Specialist in the U.S. Navy, stationed in Afghanistan, when his life was turned upside down one day l...

How Not to Sound Like a Creationist to a Trans Person

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 05.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

When people say they support transgender people but oppose the specific issues that matter to the transgender community, it makes as much sense as saying you support the gay community, but oppose marriage equality and anti-bullying initiatives.

Could The Ban On Transgender Military Troops Soon Be Lifted?

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 03.13.2014 | Gay Voices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An independent commission led by a former U.S. surgeon general has concluded there "is no compelling medical reason" for the U....

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?

We're Not Astroturf: Why Open Trans Military Service Is a Worthy Fight

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 11.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Last week Professor Dean Spade, a former teaching fellow at Harvard and transgender activist, attacked efforts to raise awareness of the exclusion of transgender people from U.S. military service.

The First Word I Ever Googled: Why Online Privacy Is an LGBT Issue

Allyson D. Robinson | Posted 11.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Allyson D. Robinson

The network these brave LGBT troops were building, using a new generation of social tools like Facebook, was strong, but it had one glaring weakness: Its security was completely dependent upon the policies and the precautions put in place by the companies that hosted it.

The Risks Of Being Transgender In The U.S. Military

Posted 09.06.2013 | Gay Voices

Bryce Celotto joined HuffPost Live Sept. 6 to discuss being transgender while serving in the U.S. military. "The military is something that was alw...

Transgender Service Must be a Priority

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 10.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

For transgender Americans, though, full participation in public life still eludes us.Transgender people are now lagging far behind the LGB community in nearly every measurable area. Open service, and the implicit recognition as full citizens it conveys, is our best opportunity to start closing it.

Born Which Way?

Laura Krughoff | Posted 08.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Laura Krughoff

I believe people should be free to marry whomever they choose. Basing that claim on who was born which way, however, demonstrates either ignorance or foolishness. An open discussion of gender identity might help all of us, LGB or straight, transgender or not, recognize this.

7 Goals Of Trans Activism

Autumn Sandeen | Posted 07.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Autumn Sandeen

There are whys to transgender activism, but beyond the whys, there are the whats of transgender activism: the goals. Here are seven goals of trans activism, with some explanation as to why these are trans activism goals.

Open Transgender Military Service: It's Time To Get Started

Allyson D. Robinson | Posted 06.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Allyson D. Robinson

As the combat exclusion for women comes to an end and open service for gay, lesbian and bisexual Americans edges closer to truly equal service, it becomes more and more obvious that there is no rational basis on which to bar qualified transgender people from serving in our armed forces.

Nail Polish Wars: The Truth About Transgender Service

Brian Stone | Posted 12.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Brian Stone

In 2011 I met a young transgender sailor, Ayden, who was born male but feels she was meant to be a female. Now that she's discharged, I can tell her story. It's a story that paints the landscape of transgender issues in the military, which are alive and well long after the repeal of DADT.