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Are Transgender Veterans at Greater Risk of Suicide?

NATIONAL | 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

NATIONAL | 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

NATIONAL | 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

NATIONAL | 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.

Pentagon OKs Manning Transfer for Gender Treatment

NATIONAL | By Pauline Jelenik and Lolita Baldor | May 14
In an unprecedented move, the Pentagon is trying to transfer convicted national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning to a civilian prison so she can get treatment for her gender disorder, defense officials said.

Updated Pentagon ’Human Goals Charter’ Includes Gay, Omits Transgender

NATIONAL | By Justin Snow | May 2
Top military officials Monday attached their signatures to the Defense Department’s updated Human Goals Charter that for the first time is inclusive of gay servicemembers, but fails to mention transgender Americans.

Independent Commission Finds No Justification for Military’s Transgender Ban

NATIONAL | By Justin Snow | Mar 22
There is no compelling medical rationale for banning transgender people from serving in the American military, an independent commission concluded in a new study.

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