Tag Archives: DADT

Serving while transgender

Tweet A new reality series looks at the reality faced by the transgender people who serve in the very military which officially bans them. Tweet
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What We Missed

TweetAmanda Marcotte recounts an evening of feminist writing, and the sort of vitriol we put up with doing this work. A same-sex spouse was excluded from a military spouse group despite DADT repeal. Elizabeth Warren was appointed to the Banking committee, as well as Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), which is a BFD. The Senate finally [...]
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Rep. Steve King proves how much he sucks….again

TweetRep. Steve King (R-IA) really sucks.  Apparently, when he’s not ranting about Muslims, he’s suggesting a “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” approach for the workplace.  Because you know that worked out great for the military (eyeroll). Currently, there is no federal protection for LGBT employees to prevent being terminated from their job because of their sexual [...]
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Navy to disallow on base same-sex weddings.

TweetDue to pressure from Republican lawmakers the Navy is set to reverse it’s decision on allowing military chaplains to officiate same-sex marriages on navy bases. via the Advocate. In an April 13 memo on “don’t ask, don’t tell” repeal training, Rear Adm. Mark L. Tidd, Chief of Navy Chaplains, clarified that base facilities are “sexual [...]
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The Post-DADT Battle for Trans Servicemembers

Tweet Transgender activist Autumn Sandeen stood with Dan Choi and other LGBT servicemembers outside of the White House. Via AP. Amanda Hess has an important post from last week discussing the political issues surrounding the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal and the struggle that trans servicemembers have had and are facing now that DADT is [...]
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