While the development can be seen as a small triumph for gay men and lesbians in the Philippines, it falls short of full equality. According to these policies, openly gay men and lesbians and those who cross-dress can be dishonorably discharged. There has to be a concrete and comprehensive non-discrimination policy in the military.
By country. LGB service by country. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT personnel are able to serve in the armed forces of some countries around the world: the vast majority of industrialized, Western countries, in addition to BrazilChile  South AfricaIsraeland South Korea.
Since the birth of the Republic, government decisions have been made about who shall be permitted or required to serve in the U. Early in the Revolutionary war, for example, Black Americans were barred from service in the Continental Army. Similarly, Negroes were barred from military service early in the Civil War, despite the eagerness of many Northern Blacks to volunteer.
The Forgotten Veterans. Diving Officer, bring ship to periscope depth. Running hot, straight and normal. I am a Navy veteran and I am also a transgender person.
The sergeant and I stared at each other for a moment as the office door shut. Only seconds earlier, we both stood silent, hands clasped behind our backs respectfully, as a noncommissioned officer stood inches from my face and threatened to end my career. As we left the office, the sergeant searched for something consolatory to say.
A new Defense Department policy handbook gives transgender service members and their commanders a road map for gender transition in the active-duty military and Guard and Reserve. The page policy, released Sept. A second section gives commanders a framework for working with transgender troops in their units, including a guide to gender pronouns and physical fitness standards for troops in transition.
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Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men face both high levels of violence and a disproportionate burden of poor health outcomes. We explored violence perpetrated against Salvadoran gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men by public security forces; perceived motivations of violence; and impacts on health. We conducted structured qualitative interviews with 20 participants and used systematic coding and narrative analysis to identify emergent themes. The most common impact was emotional distress, including humiliation, fear and depression; lasting physical injuries were also widely reported.
Battling the 'homosexual agenda,' the hard-line religious right has made a series of incendiary claims. But they're just not true. Ever since born-again singer and orange juice pitchwoman Anita Bryant helped kick off the contemporary anti-gay movement some 40 years ago, hard-line elements of the religious right have been searching for ways to demonize gay people — or, at a minimum, to find arguments that will prevent their normalization in society.
By Harry Haines. Like most other young guys inI spent a lot of time figuring out how to avoid the Vietnam War draft. I had managed to secure the college deferment, and I even made the smart move of transferring my Selective Service board from my native New Jersey to Illinois, gaining some extra time as the bureaucracy slowly played out. A couple of fellow students inspired me with their Beat the Draft stories.