Update (07/19/2021) Since the last update, H.R. 1526 has continued to garner more cosponsors; however, no additional action has been taken to move the legislation forward. Below are the House members who have joined in support of the bill: Representative Jake Auchincloss (D-MA4) Representative Jamaal Bowman (D-NY16) Representative Ed Case (D-HI1) Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL14) Representative Daniel T. Kildee (D-MI5) Representative Scott H. Peters (D-CA52) … Continue reading LGBTQ+ Servicemember/Veteran Bill has 26 Cosponsors, Still No Movement
Did you know that the last full week of the month of March is LGBT+ Health Awareness Week? Since 2003, LGBT+ Health Awareness Week has sought to highlight the importance of LGBT+ health and wellness and bring awareness of the unique care needs of the LGBT+ community. Additionally, LGBT+ Health Awareness Week seeks to bring to light the reasons members of the LGBT+ community are … Continue reading It’s National LGBT+ Health Awareness Week!
Following the previous day’s news of a Maryland federal judge lifting the 3rd of four orders barring the military from enforcing the previous administration’s ban on transgender military service, the Pentagon announced that it would be enforcing the policy to bar certain transgender people from joining the military. DoD spokesman Charles Summers stated that the proposed policy would allow transgender troops currently serving to stay … Continue reading On This Day in 2019, Pentagon Announces Enforcement of Ban on Transgender Service
Two years ago today, a Maryland federal judge issued a six-page decision lifting an order against the previous administration’s ban on transgender military service. This was the 3rd order lifted since January 2019 when the Supreme Court lifted two other orders issued by judges in the Ninth Circuit. One other order remained in place effectively keeping openly transgender service in place for the time being. … Continue reading On This Day in 2019, Federal Judge Lifts Order Against Trans Military Ban
President Bill Clinton announces how his administration will go about lifting the ban gays serving in the U.S. military Continue reading On This Day: 29 January | President Clinton Holds Conference on Gays in the Military
Executive Order on Enabling All Qualified Americans to Serve Their Country in Uniform JANUARY 25, 2021 • PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. All Americans who are qualified to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States (“Armed Forces”) should be able to serve. The … Continue reading Read: Executive Order on Enabling All Qualified Americans to Serve Their Country in Uniform
Per SPART*A’s Twitter: “With the end of the transgender ban imminent, here’s the story of one soldier waiting for his opportunity to serve authentically.” Small towns are perfect for some, but others find themselves outgrowing their town and seek a way out. Sgt Liam Hodge-Aguirre grew up in Salisbury, Maryland but it never quite felt like home and he was ready to stretch his wings. … Continue reading SPART*A: Commitment to Serve – Sergeant Liam Hodge-Aguirre