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Navy considers elevating discharge requirements for transgender service members

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Sailors man the rails aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington.
The 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. ...

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LGBT pride event set to take place at Alaska military base

Thursday, June 11, 2015
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The June 19 event at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson will feature a drag show. It also will feature a speech by an Anchorage transgender activist. ...

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Defense Department adds sexual orientation to non-discrimination policy

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter's announcement made no reference to transgender service members, who are still banned from serving openly. ...

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AMA: No medically valid reason to ban transgender individuals from U.S. military

Monday, June 8, 2015
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The American Medical Association has adopted a policy stating there is no medically valid reason for the military's ban on transgender service members. ...

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Air Force policy change will make it more difficult to discharge transgender troops

Friday, June 5, 2015
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The 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 to allowing transgender people ...

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Out Army veteran named chair of West Point Board of Visitors

Monday, March 30, 2015
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A 1980 West Point graduate active in the fight for gay rights in the military has been named chairwoman of the board that reviews programs at the U.S. Military Academy. ...

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Carter getting pushback from military leaders over easing ban on transgender service members

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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Defense 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. ...

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U.S. Army elevates authority requirement for dismissing transgender soldiers

Saturday, March 7, 2015
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A spokeswoman emphasized the directive was not a change in policy toward transgender service members, who are still barred from serving in the military. ...

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Military court recognizes WikiLeaks defendant Chelsea Manning as a woman

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Chelsea Manning. Illustration by Alicia Neal, in cooperation with Manning, commissioned by the Chelsea Manning Support Network, April 23, 2014.
A military appeals court says references to Manning in all future filings, orders and decisions shall use either feminine pronouns or gender-neutral phrases. ...

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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter: Transgender Americans should be allowed to serve openly in the military

Monday, February 23, 2015
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter speaks with U.S. military personnel at Kandahar airfield in Afghanistan on Feb. 22.
U.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. ...

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