The Issue Of Trans Military Service In The News

By: Sunday October 9, 2011 7:44 pm

A couple of weeks ago there was a story in the press about a trans servicemember being discharged from the Army National Guard specifically for being transgender. From Louisville’s WPFL article, entitled Fairness Campaign Spotlights Discharge of Transgender Soldier: …Staff Sergeant Rebecca Grant was discharged from the Army National Guard after serving for over a [...]

Over A Thousand People Now Supporting A DADT Moment Of Silence For Trans Servicemembers

By: Thursday September 1, 2011 3:30 pm

The Transgender American Veterans Association‘s president, Monica Helms, has a Facebook page up, entitled A Moment of Silence for Trans Service Members on September 20, 2011. As of today, over a thousand people have signed up to participate in a moment of silence for the trans service members — trans servicemembers who will still be [...]

A Moment of Silence for Trans Service Members on September 20, 2011

By: Thursday August 25, 2011 6:56 am

Note from Laurel: On 9/20 I invite you to join us for a moment of silence to honor our transgender brothers and sisters who, despite the repeal of DADT, are still forced to serve in silence. Let’s let them know that they are not forgotten and that we LGB people are as committed to their [...]

"Words Can Hurt" — Trans and Intersex Slurs

By: Monday June 20, 2011 9:18 pm

Note from Laurel: I’m posting this on behalf of MonicaH, who is experiencing technical difficulties. The following PSA commercial was sponsored by Special Olympics and is their campagine against the R-word.     This video inspired Monica Helms to do one that pointed out transgender, transsexual and intersex slur words.

Guest Column by Monica Helms: We Won One!

By: Friday June 10, 2011 5:17 pm

The Victory Is Standardization Of VA Healthcare Policy For Disabled Transgender Veterans Throughout The VA Healthcare Administration The following is a guest post by the executive director of the Transgender American Veterans Association. By Monica F. Helms On June 10, 2011, the day that many of us had been waiting for finally arrived. The Veterans [...]

Greetings from Southern Comfort in Atlanta

By: Wednesday September 8, 2010 11:34 pm

Greetings blenders from balmy Atlanta, where the 20th annual Southern Comfort Conference is about to get underway. There is something for everyone on the SCC. Whatever your connection to the transgender community – whether you are transsexual, a cross dresser or in between; a spouse, a partner or a family member; straight, gay, bi or [...]

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