Content Filed Under: Momentum in the Military

Posts concerning action taken regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in the U.S. Armed Forces.


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Why We’re Still Fighting, 22 Years After DOMA

By Masen Davis • September 21, 2018, 2:07 pm Our CEO Masen Davis reflects on the anniversary of the passage of DOMA, as well as all the progress we've made in the nondiscrimination movement since then.
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A Look Back: The Fall of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” and the Continued Fight for Transgender Military Service

By Shane Stahl • September 20, 2018, 10:55 am A look back at the history and ramifications of repealing the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy seven years ago today, and how presently we're continuing the fight for open transgender military service.
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District Court Deals Yet Another Blow to the Trump Administration’s Attempted Transgender Military Ban

By Shane Stahl • August 7, 2018, 4:15 pm The latest ruling marks the eighth time a court has upheld the dignity of transgender soldiers, and prevented the ban from being implemented.
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One Year In, We Continue to Fight to #ProtectTransTroops as Attempted Military Ban Is Stayed By Multiple Courts

By Shane Stahl • July 26, 2018, 3:08 pm One year in, FFAA continues our work to push back against President Trump's proposed transgender military ban.
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Ninth Circuit Denies Trump Administration Transgender Military Ban

By Shane Stahl • July 18, 2018, 7:37 pm The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has denied another attempt by the Trump Administration to implement a ban on transgender people serving openly in the military, in the case of Karnoski v. TrumP.
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Transgender Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Reflects on Moving From Service to Activism

July 6, 2018, 2:01 pm Master Chief Petty Officer Taryn Wilson, a soon to be retiree from the U.S. Navy, speaks about her service, transitioning on the job, and how she plans to move from military service into LGBTQ activism.
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RULING: Transgender Military Ban Prevented From Taking Effect in Latest Federal Court Decision

By Shane Stahl • June 18, 2018, 5:09 pm On Friday, opponents of the attempted ban on transgender military service scored yet another victory as a court in Washington denied the Trump administration’s request for a stay in the case of Karnoski v. Trump.
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Armed Forces Chiefs: We See No Issue With Open Transgender Military Service

By Shane Stahl • April 25, 2018, 3:40 pm With the testimony of Air Force Gen. Dave Goldfein before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, the leaders of all branches of the armed services are on record as seeing no issues presented by the ability of transgender soldiers to serve openly.
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American Psychological Association Doubles Down on Opposition to Transgender Military Ban

By Shane Stahl • March 27, 2018, 6:03 am The American Psychological Association released a statement on February 24 affirming its earlier declaration that banning transgender military service is a detriment to the country, unfairly casting transgender people in a negative light.
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BREAKING: Trump Administration Doubles Down on Anti-Transgender Military Ban

By Shane Stahl • March 23, 2018, 9:53 pm The White House made clear this evening that -- despite multiple legal challenges and injunctions -- it's committed to seeing through a discriminatory policy that bans transgender Americans from serving their country.
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Coast Guard Veteran: Being Yourself Isn’t a Crime

February 14, 2018, 4:14 pm Coast guard veteran John Fiorentine shares his experience of being a gay man in the armed forces, and his personal philosophy on why discrimination is unacceptable.
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Transgender Soldiers to Attend Tonight’s State of the Union as Special Guests

By Shane Stahl • January 30, 2018, 10:08 am Two transgender soldiers, Patricia King and Lynda Bengtsson-Davis, will attend the State of the Union speech on January 30 as guests of legislators Joe Kennedy III and Jared Huffman.
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Closer Than Ever to His Dream of Service: Transgender Recruit Takes Steps Toward Enlisting in U.S. Air Force

January 24, 2018, 4:33 pm Logan is one of the first openly transgender people in the country to apply for enlistment in the United States military, as Trump’s ban on transgender people serving openly was halted and a court order required that transgender Americans be eligible for enlistment beginning January 1.
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Guest Post: Transgender U.S. Air Force Engineer Receives Promotion, Highlights Transgender Visibility in the Military

By Shane Stahl • January 24, 2018, 3:49 pm A guest post from Alisha Guffey, founder of the Ask & Tell Project, featuring the promotion of Bryan Fram, a transgender male serving in the U.S. Air Force.
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As Transgender Americans Can Finally Enlist in Military, A Transgender Veteran Shares His Story of Service

January 5, 2018, 11:20 am Retired disabled veteran Ashley N. Scott shares his stories of both serving in the military, and his journey to accepting himself asa transgender man.