Bring Trans in the US Military

Trans people, as some people may know, were not included in DADT and so are also not free to serve now that it has been revoked. Trans people usually can’t serve because in order to get treatment for transsexualism, trans… Continue Reading

DADT – Trans = Better, Not Best

I’m glad DADT has gone the way of history (and somewhat amazed such an idiotic policy had such a long tenure), but the fact of it is trans people are not covered by the repeal of DADT: crossdressing and cross-gender… Continue Reading

Breaking: Judge Orders No DADT Enforcement

Wow: A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the U.S. military to stop enforcing the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, effectively ending the ban on openly gay troops. U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips’ permanent worldwide injunction — praised by gay rights… Continue Reading

Good News: ENDA & DADT Update

ENDA & the bill to repeal DADT are supposed to go to the floor this month! Meanwhile, the whip count on ENDA, which Obama also backs, is entering its fifth week. The effort has most recently focused on rechecking support… Continue Reading

Trans Documentary Drinking Game

In light of the documentary about Chloe Prince that will air tomorrow night, I thought we should all be prepared for what looks like it’s going to be a doozy of a predictable documentary. So, the rules, such as they… Continue Reading

Raped Soldiers

Here’s another update – and more chilling news – about the astronomical levels of rape and sexual harassment inflicted on female soldiers serving in the US military. To really add insult to injury, the military’s health insurance plan doesn’t pay… Continue Reading

Veterans Day

First, thank you to all the Veterans out there who have served this country with honor and courage. Second, the results of the survey TAVA (Transgender American Veterans’ Association) conducted are available on their website. From their press release: The… Continue Reading

Cindy McCain

Cindy McCain has said she wants Barack Obama to trade shoes/places with her, so that he would know what it’s like to have a child serving in the US military. Wow would she be surprised at what it’s like to… Continue Reading

Congrats, Diane Schroer

& Thank you, ACLU. WASHINGTON, DC September 19, 2008 — Today the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled in favor of Diane Schroer, supporting her claim that she was wrongfully denied employment by the Library of Congress… Continue Reading

Thank You

A thank you to all our current soldiers and our veterans today, and to the families of those people who often wait and worry in ways most of us can’t imagine. But an especial thank you to those LGBT veterans… Continue Reading

Help the Burmese

Many of you know how much I loved visiting the country of Burma when I got to. Now, after the military junta cracked down on more democracy uprising, there’s been a horrible cyclone that has killed tens of thousands of… Continue Reading

Unequal Opportunity

A woman in the US military is more likely to be raped or sexually harassed by a fellow serviceman, CO, or even a military doctor than she is to be killed in Iraq… …reported Keith Olbermann tonight. Horrifying, and backed… Continue Reading

TG Veterans Survey

New Transgender Veterans Survey Immediate release. Please post this everywhere. Transgender American Veterans Association Contact: Monica F. Helms, President A new survey has been created to achieve a more accurate picture of the state of the transgender American… Continue Reading

The Forgotten Veterans

by Monica Helms Veterans Day is one the three most important days in this country when it comes to patriotism and pride. At the eleventh minute, of the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, we start… Continue Reading

Monks Defy Orders

Imagine! Dubya finally said something in public I agree with! Today at the beginning of the UN’s general assembly, President Bush announced tighter sanctions on Burma: He outlined a tightening of financial sanctions on Myanmar and an extension of a… Continue Reading

Turning Over the Rice Bowl

For six days in a row, young monks in Myanmar (Burma) have protested the treatment of monks by the ruling junta – the same junta who put down the protests / revolution of the early 90s, the same one that… Continue Reading

Trans Couples: Mike & Tasha

My name is Michael, I am a FtM Transsexual. My partner is Natasha, an MtF Transsexual. This is our story…. Depending on where we pick up our story, it all traces back to our high school years. Yes, Natasha and… Continue Reading

The Greeks* & Now the English

Hey, it works in the UK: Since the British military began allowing homosexuals to serve in the armed forces in 2000, none of its fears — about harassment, discord, blackmail, bullying or an erosion of unit cohesion or military effectiveness… Continue Reading

Church & State

Bad policy is sometimes based not on science, but on belief: . . . the Pentagon’s top general, Marine Gen. Peter Pace, said that homosexual acts are immoral and should not be condoned by allowing gays to serve in the… Continue Reading

Cool Women: Mary Ann Wright

From the Feminist Daily News: Adding to the chorus of women leaders demanding that President Bush retreat from the possibility of war against Iran, retired Army Reserves Colonel and former high-ranking diplomat Mary Ann Wright asked military personnel to refuse… Continue Reading