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Sue Fulton Named West Point’s First Female Chairwoman

Brenda Sue Fulton and Penelope Gnesin were wed on December 1 at the West Point's Cadet Chapel. ABC News Photo.
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The U.S. Military Academy Board of Visitors named Brenda Sue Fulton, Class of 1980, its new chairwoman this week during a scheduled session at West Point. ...
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Veteran Spouses Equal Treatment Act Reintroduced

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A bipartisan group of colleagues reintroduced the Veteran Spouses Equal Treatment Act to ensure all military families have equal access to benefits. ...
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Same-Sex Military Spouses Refused Benefits in Texas

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Three same-sex military couples were denied assistance by the federal military identification card enrollment center at Camp Mabry. ...
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Defense Secretary Urged to Re-Evaluate Trans Service

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Currently, there are laws that prevent an estimated 15,500 transgender service members in uniform from serving openly and honestly. ...
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Transgender Vets Will Receive New Military Paperwork Reflecting Their Correct Names

Three transgender veterans will receive new military discharge paperwork reflecting their correct names and identities.
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Three transgender veterans will receive new military discharge paperwork reflecting their correct names and identities. ...
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Trans Veterans Gain Victory in Discrimination Battle

Two New Jersey-based transgender veterans represented by the ACLU of New Jersey have won a victory in a battle to change their names on a key military identification document, with implications for transgender veterans throughout the country.
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Two transgender veterans have won a victory in a battle to change their names on a key military identification document, with nationwide implications. ...
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Armed Forces Fail to Comply with DOD Rules on Transgender Personnel, Report

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In May, both Chuck Hagel and the White House indicated openness to re-evaluating the Pentagon’s ban, but no review has been initiated. ...
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Service and Sacrifice: Extremities of the Former Ban on LGBT Military Service Members

Col. Grethe Cammermeyer at Seattle City Hall/Photo: Steph Brusig, The Seattle Lesbian
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Col. Patsy Thompson rose through the ranks before DADT when “Homosexuality is incompatible with military service” was the long-standing policy. ...
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One in Four U.S. Vets Know a Military Sexual Trauma Victim

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One in four U.S. vets say they know a service member or veteran who was a victim of sexual harassment, sexual assault or rape that occurred in the military. ...
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Navy Discharges Transgender Service Member After Transition

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Transgender service member Landon Wilson was forcefully discharged from the U.S. Navy after his superiors learned he transitioned from female to male. ...
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