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Out Army veteran named chair of West Point Board of Visitors

Monday, March 30, 2015
Brenda Sue Fulton
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
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter
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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U.S. Army proposal would make it more difficult to discharge transgender soldiers

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
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The 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. [...]

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Hagel could have ended the military’s transgender exclusion

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Chuck Hagel
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s resignation under pressure is a setback to the effort to end the military exclusion of transgender service personnel. [...]

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Gay military activist, Outserve co-founder facing sexual assault charges

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Josh Seefried
Air Force Lt. Joshua Seefried is facing possible court martial on charges of wrongful sexual contact, forcible sodomy, and abusive sexual contact. [...]

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Air Force secretary supports ending ban on openly transgender troops

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Deborah Lee James
U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James says the ban on transgender troops is likely to be reassessed and should be lifted. [...]

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Male sexual assault victims in the U.S. military slow to complain

Monday, December 8, 2014
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According to an anonymous survey released last week by the Pentagon, nearly 1 percent of males in the U.S. military said they had experienced unwanted sexual contact. [...]

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