It took US Air Force veteran Helen Grace James 63 years to receive her 'honorable discharge'.
Yes! Judge Marvin J. Garbis has blocked Trump's ban, which prevents trans people from serving in the military. He considers that it violates the constitution. And that a "capricious, arbitrary, and unqualified" tweet cannot replace a methodical review.
While a survey reveals that more than the majority of Americans support trans troops, the battle for trans rights continues. A lawsuit was launched against the law which ban trans people from serving openly in the military.
The bad news has just come through, US President Donald Trump has forbidden transgender people to serve openly in the military.
By appointing lesbian Colonel Kristin Goodwin as commandant, the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) made history.
US Vice President Joe Biden said he supports equal marriage and the legislation to protect LGBT people. He would also protect lesbian and gay immigrants and expressed support for the opening of the military to transgender people.
In a statement released early this week, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, said he would like to open the US military to transgender people.
The new US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter supports the repeal of the ban on transgender people in the military.
Although the Don't Ask Don't Tell” policy has been suppressed, though it remained to allow transgender people to serve openly in the American military. This will soon be the case according to the Pentagon.
After attempting to join the army as a military police officer, Lisa Weiszmiller was discharged because of her sexual orientation with the status of her dismissal "other than honorable".