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Trans Soldier is Rep. Kennedy's Plus-One to Trump's State of the Union

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 29
Democratic Massachusetts Rep. Joseph Kennedy III has stuck a finger in the eye of divisive politics by inviting a transgender member of the military to the president's State of the Union address.

Sec. Mattis Did Not Defy Trump or Overturn His Trans Military Ban

By Jason Parsley | Sep 2
Several media outlets reported Tuesday that Secretary of Defense James Mattis halted the ban on transgender people serving in the military. But is that fake news?

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.

Army Promotes Taylor To Major General

By John McDonald | Dec 10
For the first time in history, an openly gay male officer has achieved the rank of Major General in the United States Army.

DADT is Gone But AVER Continues to Fight

By Christiana Lilly | May 22
It's believed that more than 100,000 veterans have been kicked out of the military for being LGBT, and groups like American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER) are working to advocate for those who laid their lives on the line.

Discharge Change Lifts Burdens for Gay Vet

By Matthew S. Bajko | Sep 27
The repeal of the military's anti-gay "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in 2011 made it easier for veterans kicked out for homosexuality to apply to have their discharges upgraded. For this 85-year-old veteran, it made a huge difference.

Gay WWII Vet, 90, Marches in His First Pride Parade

By Bob Ristelhueber | Jul 18
The night before the parade, alone in his room in a Marin retirement community, he wrote out the sign he would wear on this Pride Sunday: "90 years old - Wounded Veteran World War 2 - Proudly Gay!!"

Oregon Establishes LGBT Veterans Coordinator

By John Riley | Jul 12
A proposed law in the Beaver State would create a position designed to help LGBT veterans.

Soldiers of Pride to March in Long Beach

By Chris Carpenter | May 10
More than 80,000 people traditionally take part in Long Beach Pride, either in the festival, parade or the weekend's many ancillary events. Among them this year will be a significant new contingent; LGBT members of the Armed Forces.

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.

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