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Supporters Urge Obama to Commute Manning's Sentence

Supporters Urge Obama to Commute Manning's Sentence

By Michael Nugent | Dec 24
Time is running out for President Barack Obama to act on a petition to commute the sentence of convicted whistleblower Chelsea Manning.

VA Scuttles Plans to Cover Transition Surgery for Transgender Vets

VA Scuttles Plans to Cover Transition Surgery for Transgender Vets

By John Riley | Nov 19
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is dropping plans to cover transition-related surgical expenses for transgender veterans, citing budget constraints.

Military Members Refute Trump's Criticisms of Transgender Troops

By John Riley | Oct 11
Participating in a panel interview at the Retired American Warriors PAC, Trump was asked about the Obama administration's "social experiments" of allowing women and transgender individuals to serve in the military.

Transgender Veteran: I Fought for Your Right to Hate Me

By Rhuaridh Marr | Nov 15
Far from the kittens, personal mishaps, or humorous memes that normally spawn hits on social media, Lewis has drawn attention for a pointed t-shirt she's wearing.

Outserve-SLDN's Leadership Conference Features Big Goals, Top Speakers

By Chris Carpenter | Mar 22
The Fourth Annual OutServe SLDN Leadership Conference takes place from Thursday, March 26 through Sunday, March 29 at the W Hotel in San Diego. this year features top speakers and authors from the forefront of the equality battleground.

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.

Are Transgender Veterans at Greater Risk of Suicide?

By EDGE | Jan 22
Veterans of the U.S. armed forces who have received a diagnosis consistent with transgender status are more likely to have serious suicidal thoughts and plans to attempt suicide.

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.

Trans Reservist Becomes Public Advocate

By Matthew S. Bajko | Jun 15
Sage Fox’s military career began in 1993. For most of her military career Fox had served as a man. Yet during her deployment in the Middle East, Fox decided to transition to a woman.

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