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Drag Queen Trump Supporter Changes Pace Over Trans Military Ban

By Tucker Berardi | Aug 5
Ever since publicly announcing her support for then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, Miami Beach drag queen Elaine Lancaster has received countless criticisms from the LGBT community.

Hagel's Departure Nears; No Review Ordered of Military's Transgender Ban

By Justin Snow | Feb 1
The latest comments from outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on the military's ban on transgender service have spurred renewed calls for Hagel to act on a review of the ban before leaving office.

Air Force Secretary Expects Review of Military's Transgender Ban

By Justin Snow | Dec 14
The military's longstanding ban on open transgender service is likely to face review within the next year, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said in an interview with USA Today published Wednesday.

Commission Charts Path for Open Transgender Military Service

By Justin Snow | Sep 1
A new report finds the Pentagon could immediately open the armed services to transgender Americans.

Transgender Troop Ban Faces Scrutiny

Mar 13
An independent commission led by a former U.S. surgeon general has concluded there "is no compelling medical reason" for the U.S. armed forces to prohibit transgender Americans from serving.

Transgender vets want military access for own

Jan 11
The "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy now heading toward history does not apply to transgender recruits, who are automatically disqualified as unfit for service. But the military’s long-standing posture on gender-identity has not prevented transgender citizens from signing up before they come out, or from obtaining psychological counseling, hormones and routine health care through the Department of Veterans Affairs once they return to civilian life.

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