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Open Transgender Service

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.

Is the Department of Defense Changing on Transgender Policy?

Brian Stone | Posted 09.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Brian Stone

In the recent LGBT Pride Month Celebration at the Pentagon, President Obama's top adviser and the Secretary of Defense both used soaring terms to praise the fight for LGBT equality in the military. There's just one problem: Transgender persons are still barred from service.

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.

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.