LGBT Service Members
- Wednesday, June 17, 2015The Navy may soon join the Air Force and the Army in requiring high-level approval to separate transgender service members from the military, military officials said Tuesday.
- Wednesday, June 10, 2015Defense Secretary Ashton Carter's announcement made no reference to transgender service members, who are still banned from serving openly.
- Friday, June 5, 2015The U.S. Air Force has announced policy changes that will make it more difficult to discharge transgender troops, a move that mirrors one made in March by the Army and puts the Pentagon a step closer…
- Wednesday, March 25, 2015Defense Secretary Ash Carter has gotten pushback from senior military leaders on whether the Pentagon should lift its ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces.
- Wednesday, March 18, 2015Landon Wilson was forced to leave the Navy after the military discovered he was transgender. But his story reaches far beyond the military and into civilian society where transgender people still struggle to gain acceptance.
- Saturday, March 7, 2015A spokeswoman emphasized the directive was not a change in policy toward transgender service members, who are still barred from serving in the military.
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter: Transgender Americans should be allowed to serve openly in the militaryMonday, February 23, 2015U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Sunday that transgender individuals should not be prevented from serving in the U.S. military solely based on their gender identity.
- Tuesday, February 17, 2015The decision to discharge transgender soldiers from the U.S. Army would be made by a top, senior civilian official under a plan outlined in a draft document obtained by USA Today.
- Tuesday, December 16, 2014Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s resignation under pressure is a setback to the effort to end the military exclusion of transgender service personnel.
- Wednesday, December 10, 2014U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James says the ban on transgender troops is likely to be reassessed and should be lifted.