These are stories of trans people who have served or are serving in the US military; their experiences range from the positive to the deeply traumatic and everywhere in between.
“Will I have to leave my boxer briefs at home in lieu of high-waisted, thin, cotton lady panties under my kick ass uniform during Basic Training?”
A newly introduced bill would protect the “speech and actions” associated with religious belief, which could mean less protection for those affected by the speech and action.
Badass former Marine and out athlete Liz Carmouche will be a part of history when she takes on Ronda Rousey in the UFC’s first women’s Mixed Martial Arts title fight on February 23rd.
On January 7th it was announced under a legal settlement that military members who were discharged without full separation pay under DADT will now be fully compensated with the remainder of their pay.
In which there are actual consequences for the hazing and harassment of a gay sailor.
DADT’s being repealed doesn’t mean that same-sex couples will be treated equally on base or off.
Because supporting gay pride is very much like burning the Koran, somehow?
In which people are irrationally insulting to female servicemembers.
Everyone should have a lesbian homecoming kiss this sweet.
Look, we all were hoping this wasn’t true but it is: the Republican candidates for president are completely and totally obsessed with us, and it’s super awkward. They just won’t let the gay thing go. Ever. Seriously.
Bradley Manning is being tried for leaking files to WikiLeaks after 19 months of imprisonment, and the military is arguing that his being gay is “irrelevant.”
“We are only asking for fair and equitable treatment as a recognized family.”
This is what not-quite-equal looks like.
Incredible things are happening in this world, gay things are happening in this world…
This is what a repeal of DADT looks like at a gay community center in Oklahoma.
The big day is finally here and we’re one step closer to equality!
On Tuesday, DADT will be over forever.
The reader’s digest version: People in charge: “Hunky dory,” Gay lady: “Swimmingly,” Gay guy: “Ehh, pretty good,” Republicans: “Danger Will Robinson!,” Gay soldiers’ organizations: “Please sir, I want some more.”
What a long, strange, monumentally confusing trip it’s been.