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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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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End-of-Year Spotlight: 10 Heroes Who Advocated for Equal Treatment for LGBTQ Americans in 2017

By Shane Stahl • December 27, 2017, 5:36 pm From elected officials sticking their necks out on behalf of their constituents to parents who will do anything to protect their children to LGBTQ people themselves, there are so many heroes in the movement for LGBTQ nondiscrimination.
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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 Megan Clayton • 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.
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One Year After Military Ban Announcement, Transgender Veterans Explain the Importance of Protecting All Americans from Discrimination

November 9, 2017, 6:48 pm

One year out from President Trump's announcement of a planned ban on transgender military service, Freedom For All Americans highlights the stories of transgender vets from across the United States who have served their country at the utmost level, and believe that all people who have the desire to enlist should be able to do so without fear of hiding who they are.

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Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration’s Anti-Transgender Military Ban

By Adam Polaski • October 30, 2017, 1:14 pm Today a federal judge granted a preliminary injunction in Doe v. Trump, temporarily halting the ban on open military service for transgender people.
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In November, Judges Coast to Coast Will Consider Trump’s Unpatriotic Military Ban

By Adam Polaski • October 23, 2017, 10:31 am November will be a busy month for the Trump Administration, which will be required in courtrooms coast to coast to defend the unpatriotic, indefensible ban on open service for transgender Americans