18th July 2014
US: Chelsea Manning to receive gender confirmation treatment while in all-male military prison 1
12:11 PM — Chelsea Manning is to start treatment to aid her transition from male to female while in an all-male military prison at Fort Leavenworth, it was announced Thursday.
30th June 2014
US: House bill to include LGBT representatives on Veterans Committee
5:39 PM — A House bill has been introduced that would include LGBT representatives on the National Veterans Advisory Committee.
11th June 2014
RAF officer jailed after secretly filming naked lesbian colleague 2
5:08 PM — An RAF officer has been jailed after secretly filming his naked colleague, and sending the photos to her girlfriend.
17th May 2014
US: White House backs Hagel’s efforts to review transgender military ban 1
4:08 PM — The White House has tentatively backed a review of the policy banning transgender people from openly serving in the military.
15th May 2014
US: Chelsea Manning’s lawyer says she wouldn’t be safe in civilian prison 2
12:29 PM — Chelsea Manning's lawyer is claiming a leak which suggested she could be transferred to a civilian prison was a 'transparent attempt' to threaten her safety.
14th May 2014
US: Chelsea Manning may be transferred to civilian prison to allow her to transition 2
3:38 PM — Transgender Wikileaks soldier Chelsea Manning may be transferred to a civilian prison, to allow her access to hormone therapy.
11th May 2014
US: Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel ‘open’ to allowing trans people in military 3
5:59 PM — US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has said that he is "open" to finally allowing trans people to serve openly in the military.
29th April 2014
South African former army ‘gay cure’ psychiatrist starts jail sentence 11
4:39 PM — A former army psychiatrist found guilty of torturing gay South Africans and dissidents in the apartheid military has started a five-year jail term in Canada.
2nd April 2014
Family Research Council: Allowing gays in the military has caused its ‘absolute destruction’ 22
8:30 PM — The vice-president of the Family Research Council has said that the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell in 2011 has caused the 'absolute destruction' of the US military.
24th March 2014
US radio host: ‘The US is foolish to allow disordered gay and trans people into the army’ 21
6:23 PM — A US radio host has said she thinks certain people should not be allowed into the armed forces because they are "obsessed" with a "disorder" that they have - being LGBT.
13th March 2014
US: Former Surgeon General urges lifting ban on trans people in the military 1
9:52 PM — A report backed by the former US Surgeon General has urged the lifting of a ban on transgender people serving in the military.
7th January 2014
This gay Marine waited 57 years to not be remembered as dishonourable. He got his dying wish 13
7:58 PM — A US Marine who was dishonourably discharged from the military for being gay almost 60 years ago has been given his dying wish to have an honourable discharge.
26th September 2013
Video: Pentagon highlights extension of benefits to same-sex military couples 1
7:23 PM — The US Department of Defense has released a video which highlights a case study of a same-sex military couple receiving equal benefits, following a change in policy earlier this month.
6th September 2013
US: Southern Baptist military chaplains banned from performing or supporting same-sex weddings 9
4:41 PM — Military chaplains from the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) will not be allowed to perform, attend or support the weddings of gay couples, even if they are held away from military installations, the agency which commissions religious leaders has confirmed.
4th September 2013
Texas and Mississippi National Guard refuse to process gay couples’ benefits despite Pentagon directive 6
12:25 PM — The National Guard in the US states of Texas and Mississippi have refused to process benefits requests from Tuesday from same-sex couples, despite a directive from the Pentagon to do so.
31st August 2013
US: Gay sergeant who criticised ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ policy dies in car accident 11
11:04 AM — Darren Manzella, a gay combat medic who was discharged from the US Army after criticising the military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy, has died in a traffic accident.
31st July 2013
Ministry of Defence LGBT Network: Biphobia and transphobia are ‘new frontiers’ for workplace equality 2
4:28 PM — A Human Resources professional for the Ministry of Defence LGBT Network has said that although workplace equality has come a long way since the ban of gay people in the military, ‘B’ and ‘T’ still represent significant hurdles for full LGBT acceptance.
US: Study to find out how transgender troops would affect military ‘readiness’ 7
1:36 PM — An independent group that studies gender, sexuality and the military has announced that they are to research whether the inclusion of trans people into the US armed forces would affect the "readiness" of its troops.
24th June 2013
US: Acting Air Force Secretary becomes highest ranking openly-gay member of Defense Department
9:24 PM — The new acting Air Force Secretary, Under Secretary Eric Fanning, has become the highest-ranking openly-gay person at the US Defense Department.
8th June 2013
US: Same-sex military partners to receive limited benefits from September 9
9:24 AM — The Pentagon has announced that benefits for the spouses of military personnel in same-sex relationships will begin from 1 September. However, they will not be able to receive housing or healthcare benefits, leading many to feel that the changes are inadequate.