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Trump’s Manic Tweet To Bar Transgender Servicepeople From The US Military Backfires

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Top News National
Thirty-three psychiatrists wrote a letter to the “New York Times” on February 13 stating that Trump’s “grave emotional instability” showed he couldn’t safely govern the country. ...
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House Votes to Block Pentagon from Banning Funding for Gender Transition

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Transgender troops currently in the military have been able to serve openly since last year. The policy also allows them to receive any treatment deemed medically necessary, including surgery and hormone therapy. ...
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Seattle Community Celebrates Recent Release of Chelsea Manning

The Seattle chapter 92 of Veterans for Peace organization held a party in honor of Chelsea Manning's release from prison on May 17, honoring the courage she had to inform society about what goes on in our military. Photo: Newroz Saribas
Local
Veterans for Peace Seattle chapter 92 held a celebratory event on May 17 in honor of Chelsea Manning’s release. Manning, formerly known as Bradley Manning, in 2013 was sentenced to 35 years in prison for handing over classified and sensitive military material to Wikileaks. ...
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Amid Chaos, Trump Administration Rescinds Title IX Protections for Transgender Students

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National
The Department of Education and Department of Justice have rescinded the guidance issued by the Obama administration on accommodating transgender and gender nonconforming students under Title IX. ...
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Thirty-One Retired Military Officers Release Statement on Minority Troops Under Trump Presidency

Politics
In response to potential Trump administration members’ comments this week targeting minority military members, a statement was released. ...
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VA to Cover Costs of IVF for Veterans with Service-Connected Injuries

Health
A ban passed in 1992 prevented the VA from covering fertility costs - like IVF. Sen. Murray’s provision allows VA to cover the costs from its existing funds. ...
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Gala to Honor Highest Ranking Openly LGBT Service Member in San Diego

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National
Maj. Gen. Patricia A. Rose, the highest ranking openly LGBT service member in the U.S. military, will be honored at the inaugural AMPA West Coast Gala. ...
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U.S. Navy to Name Ship After LGBT Rights Activist Harvey Milk

Harvey Milk
Politics National
Harvey Milk served on the submarine rescue ship USS Kittiwake and was honorably discharged as a lieutenant junior grade. ...
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Windsor, Obergefell to be Honored at the Nation’s Biggest LGBT Military Event of the Year

Windsor and Obergefell, plaintiffs in historic Supreme Court marriage equality cases, will be honored at the 3rd Annual AMPA National Gala for their role in securing critically important military and veterans benefits for LGBT military spouses and their families
National
Edie Windsor and Jim Obergefell will be honored at the 3rd Annual AMPA National Gala, presented by USAA. ...
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Former Servicemember, Girlfriend Detained in Kuwaiti Prison

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International
After serving in the U.S. Army, Monique Coverson and her girlfriend Larissa returned to Kuwait as military contractors. Now they're looking at 25 years in a Kuwati prison. ...
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