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New Civil Rights Movement: 116 Lawmakers Call for End to Transgender Military Service Ban

NPR Morning Edition: Discrimination Ruling Boosts LGBTQ Groups Challenging Military Ban

WUSF: Supreme Court LGBTQ Ruling Could Help Lawsuits Against Military’s Transgender Ban

NEXSTAR: LGBTQ ruling tangles Trump’s transgender military ban

Stars and Stripes: Military not covered by Supreme Court ruling against gay, transgender discrimination

National Journal: Transgender service ban on shaky ground after SCOTUS decision

Daily Beast: Supreme Court Might Have Just Killed Military’s Transgender Ban

CNN: Trump shares letter that calls peaceful protesters ‘terrorists’

Stars and Stripes: Democratic lawmakers condemn Trump’s plan to deploy military to protests

NBC News: Navy grants waiver allowing transgender sailor to serve openly

Task & Purpose: Navy grants first service waiver to transgender officer

Connecting Vets: Navy grants first waiver to transgender ban

Stars and Stripes: Navy officer receives first waiver to Pentagon transgender policy

Washington Blade: Navy grants first-ever waiver under Trump’s transgender military ban

Metro Weekly: U.S. Navy grants waiver to transgender military member

Washington Blade: Trans service members fight COVID-19 under ongoing ban

Xtra: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. military needs trans service members more than ever

NBC News: Year after trans military ban, legal battle rages on

Law 360: LGBT Org Beats Pentagon’s Shutout Bid In HIV Policy Suit

The Advocate: HIV-Positive Service Members Targeted by Trump Win Partial Victory

We Are The Mighty: How vets kicked out under DADT can upgrade their discharges

The Advocate: Pentagon-Funded Study Contradicts Trump’s Argument for Trans Ban

Connecting Vets: More than half of active duty service members against transgender ban, survey says

Courier Journal: Kentucky lawmaker wants to restore state benefits for LGBTQ veterans

ABC News: HIV-positive airmen fighting to stay in the Air Force in first-of-its kind case

The Body: Federal Court Upholds Injunction Preventing Discharge of HIV-Positive Airmen

Military Times: Appeals court supports airmen fighting their discharges for HIV

Gay City News: Appeals Court Sides With HIV-Positive Air Force Officers

Los Angeles Blade: WeHo Iranian-American lesbian reacts to U.S.-Iran conflict

Washington Post: Appeals court upholds temporary ruling barring discharge of HIV-positive service members

New York Daily News: Federal court upholds ruling that prevented discharge of 2 HIV-positive service members

Court House News Service: Fourth Circuit Blocks Discharge of HIV-Positive Airmen

Stars and Stripes: Pentagon Ordered to Turn Over Documents Cited in Transgender Ban Decision

LGBTQ Nation: Federal court demands the military turn over secret documents about the trans military ban

Metro Weekly: Federal court orders Pentagon to turn over documents behind transgender military ban

Washington Blade: NDAA slammed for trans exclusion, but still has some LGBTQ language

New Now Next: LGBTQ Groups Denounce Defense Bill for Not Ending Trans Military Ban

Roll Call: Democrats ‘got completely rolled’ in NDAA talks, critics say

LGBTQ Nation: House Democrats almost overturned Trump’s trans military ban. But the GOP stopped them

Metro Weekly: Rhode Island, New York governors sign bills to help discharged gay veterans access benefits

Washington Blade: Cuomo signs law giving LGBTQ veterans access to N.Y. benefits

NBC News: Rhode Island governor signs bill to help gay veterans get benefits

Pink News: Veterans dishonourably discharged for being gay can reclaim benefits under new Rhode Island bill

Washington Blade: Trans service could be casualty of ‘skinny’ defense bill

Connecting Vets: SCOTUS hears LGBTQ discrimination cases that could affect thousands of troops, veterans

Washington Blade: Veterans group ramps up LGBT cultural training

The Advocate: We’re Fighting a New ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ All Over Again

Connecting Vets: How the first openly trans infantry soldier advocates out of uniform

Washington Post: Court case tests U.S. military’s deployment restrictions for HIV-positive service members

The Advocate: The Pentagon Tried to Discharge Me for Being HIV+. Today I Fight Back

Associated PressAppeals court asked to halt discharge of Airmen with HIV

The Advocate: HIV-Positive Airmen Continue to Fight Discharge

The Hill: New Trump rule on military families riles LGBT community

Reuters: U.S. officials defend new citizenship rules for some military families

CNN: Citizenship will no longer be automatic for children of some US military members living overseas

Reuters: Trump administration tightens citizenship rules for children of U.S. military abroad

Newsweek: Administration to strip automatic citizenship right from some children of overseas troops

New York Times: Federal Workers’ Children Born Abroad May Not Receive Automatic Citizenship

Washington Blade: Military reports no discharges under trans ban — but advocates have doubts

Washington Post: Discriminating against HIV-positive military members is unproductive for our military

Metro Weekly: U.S. House approves defense bill amendment to allow transgender people to serve in the military

Washington Blade: House approves ‘Harry Truman’ amendment to restore trans military service

The Hill: House approves amendment to reverse transgender military ban

Dallas Voice: House passes military non-discrimination amendment to allow qualified transgender patriots to serve

The Advocate: Doctors, Priests, Republicans All Beg SCOTUS to Outlaw Discrimination

Q Notes: Opposition to trans military ban leads to proposed amendment

Politico Pro: Former Pentagon leaders support NDAA amendment to let trans troops serve

Reuters: Thousands urge U.S. Supreme Court to protect LGBT+ workers from discrimination

New York Daily News: 2 military organizations urge Supreme Court to protect LGBTQ workers: discrimination could ‘have profoundly negative consequences’

Queerty: Airman posts series of deeply disturbing videos of himself shouting homophobic vitriol into camera

Air Force Times: Air Force investigating homophobic videos from airman in uniform

Metro Weekly: Bill would reinstate benefits for soldiers dismissed under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Metro Weekly: Defense bill amendment would allow trans soldiers to serve in U.S. military

Washington Blade: ‘Harry Truman’ amendment seeks to restore trans military service

Metro Weekly: 71% of Americans support transgender military service, Gallup poll says

Yahoo News: Feeling the impact of Trump’s transgender troop ban

Metro Weekly: Trump’s newest Defense Secretary is on record saying trans troops don’t hurt unit cohesion

Metro Weekly: Trump tries to justify military ban by saying transgender people take “massive amounts of drugs”

Washington Blade: SERVE Act seeks to aid trans troops discharged under Trump ban

Framingham Source: Sen. Markey & Rep. Kennedy Introduce Legislation To Ban Use of Gay and Trans Panic Defense

Washington Blade: LGBT groups merge to form Modern Military Association of America

The Advocate: LGBTQ Military Groups Merge as Modern Military Association of America