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Commission Charts Path for Open Transgender Military Service

By Justin Snow | Monday Sep 1, 2014
A new report finds the Pentagon could immediately open the armed services to transgender Americans.

Trans Reservist Becomes Public Advocate

By Matthew S. Bajko | Sunday Jun 15, 2014
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

By Pauline Jelenik and Lolita Baldor | Wednesday May 14, 2014
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

By Justin Snow | Friday May 2, 2014
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

By Justin Snow | Saturday Mar 22, 2014
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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