Content Filed Under: Protect Trans Troops

Actions taken to protect LGBTQ troops in the armed forces, especially in the face of the Trump administration’s attempted ban on transgender soldiers.


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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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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.
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Transgender Americans Are Now Able to Enlist in the United States Military, as Court Fight Continues

By Shane Stahl • January 1, 2018, 9:53 am Transgender soldiers are able to enlist, be recruited, and continue serving in the United States Armed Forces after a protracted legal battle.
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Nine Ways Freedom for All Americans Advanced LGBTQ Equal Treatment in 2017

By Shane Stahl • December 21, 2017, 1:40 pm The LGBTQ community fought battles to protect our progress and advance equality at the local, state and federal levels in 2017. The entire team at Freedom For All Americans was proud to support or lead on these efforts along the way.
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Transgender Veteran Looks Toward January 1 Date for Open Enlistment

By Shane Stahl • December 21, 2017, 12:58 pm A Transgender veteran writes about her time in the military, and how she feels trans people in the armed forces should be able to serve openly.
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The Blows Keep Coming: Third Federal Judge Halts Trump’s Anti-Transgender Military Ban

By Adam Polaski • December 11, 2017, 7:54 pm These rulings are a reflection of the climate that the entire LGBTQ movement have created in the public sphere. The country is growing to understand and support transgender Americans, and that growing support has never been more evident in the immense and overwhelming response to President Trump's reckless ban. 
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We’ve Seen This Before: Masterpiece Arguments Echo Prior Non-Discrimination Fights

By George Simpson • November 27, 2017, 1:06 pm On December 5, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case that could have dramatic consequences for the movement to secure LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination protections nationwide.
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For the Second Time This Month, Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Anti-Transgender Military Ban

By Adam Polaski • November 21, 2017, 3:06 pm Today, November 21, U.S. District Court Judge Marvin J. Garbis granted a preliminary injunction to plaintiffs who brought forward a lawsuit with the ACLU, Stone v. Trump, against President Donald Trump's policy prohibiting open military service for transgender Americans.
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Transgender Awareness Week: 5 Ways Visibility For Transgender Americans Has Skyrocketed in 2017

By Shane Stahl • November 16, 2017, 1:06 pm This week, November 13-20, individuals and organizations around the country will commemorate Transgender Awareness Week, culminating in the annual Trans Day of Remembrance on Monday, November 20.
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Case Against Trump’s Military Ban Will Proceed Even With Preliminary Injunction in Effect

By Shane Stahl • November 13, 2017, 3:02 pm On Saturday November 11, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction in the case of Karnoski v. Trump, a challenge to the President’s ban on transgender people serving openly in the U.S. military. The Trump administration sought a stay in the case (delaying it from moving forward) due to a similar injunction in the case of Doe v. Trump.
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The Ask & Tell Project Aims to Share New Stories from LGBTQ Veterans & Servicemembers

By Adam Polaski • November 10, 2017, 9:30 am The Ask & Tell Project encapsulates this goal in a beautiful way, and we're thankful for Alisha Guffey's leadership in the project and the dozens of LGBTQ veterans who will be sharing their stories in the weeks and months to come.