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MarketplaceMany LGBTQ veterans face long waits for access to benefits

PBS News HourHow Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell has affected LGBTQ service members, 10 years after repeal

NBC News: Decade after ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ repeal, a ‘hurtful’ legacy remains

Air Force Magazine10 Years After DADT Repeal, LGBTQ Airmen Say More Can Change

Associated Press: American Legion, Pelosi joining calls for VA chief’s ouster

Wall Street JournalVeterans Groups Call for VA Secretary’s Dismissal

Military TimesMajor veterans groups call for VA secretary’s ouster following damning report

Metro WeeklyModern Military Association of America to celebrate 10-year anniversary of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal

Metro WeeklyPresident-elect Biden could reverse transgender military ban in only 30 days

Stars and StripesSenators introduce bill to improve resources for Pentagon’s domestic abuse prevention, reporting program

Military TimesLawmakers want DoD Family Advocacy Program improved to better help domestic violence victims

NewsyPresident-elect Biden Names Transgender Veteran To DOD Transition Team

Comcast Newsmakers: COVID-19 And Veteran Suicide Prevention

Military.comIn a Biden Administration, Changes for the Military Could Start on Day One

EDGE Media NetworkLGBTQ Equality Groups React to Biden-Harris Winning White House

Military.comVA Falls Short on Providing Specific Health Care to LGBT Veterans, GAO Report Finds

ABC NewsNew Pentagon handbook adds confusion and frustration for transgender troops, critics say

Washington Blade: Judge orders Trump administration to turn over concealed docs on trans military ban

Bay Area Reporter: Vets groups blast anti-trans Defense Dept. instructions

Gay Star News: Joe Biden marks the ninth anniversary of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell ending

Metro Weekly: Two military cadets will be allowed to sue the Pentagon over its ban on HIV-positive service members

OUT: Trump Admin Request to Dismiss HIV Discrimination Suit Denied

Washington Times: Veterans groups, military-family organizations push to safeguard troops’ right to vote

American Independent: House Democrats fight Pentagon’s ban on Pride flags in the military

Out: Trump Has No Plans to Change Trans Military Ban — Democrats Do

Forbes: House Votes To End Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

Washington Blade: House votes to defund Trump’s transgender military ban

Roll Call: House would overturn Trump’s transgender ban in military

Metro Weekly: Trump’s trans military ban could be easily reversed in 30 days

WUSF: Service Members With HIV Challenge Military Restrictions On Deploying

The Advocate: U.S. Military Is Now Banned From Displaying the Pride Flag at Work

RVA: The Pentagon has banned the flying of rainbow pride flags at all military sites

WTOP: LGBTQ military organization responds to the Department of Defense ban on pride flags

New York Times: Pentagon Sidesteps Trump to Ban the Confederate Flag

NPR: Pentagon Chief Effectively Bars Display Of Confederate Battle Flag By U.S. Military

USA Today: Defense Secretary Mark Esper bans Confederate flags from military bases, rejects ‘divisive symbols’

Washington Post: Defense secretary effectively bans Confederate flags from military bases while rejecting ‘divisive symbols’

Washington Blade: New military ban on Confederate flags also bans LGBTQ Pride flags

New York Daily News: More than 100 lawmakers urge the Pentagon to ‘immediately’ reverse Trump’s transgender military ban

Metro Weekly: 116 members of Congress call for end to transgender military ban

LGBTQ Nation: House Democrats demand military end the ban on trans troops in light of Supreme Court decision

Military Times: House Democrats call on military to end ban on transgender service

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