U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter released a statement today confirming that America's "current regulations regarding transgender service members are outdated and are causing uncertainty that distracts commanders from our core missions."
Transgender Americans serve in the military at twice the rate of non-trans people, and a long-sought end to the ban on active duty transgender personnel will allow them to serve openly.
The repeal of the U.S. military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy had no effect on the ban on active duty transgender servicemembers. Thanks to efforts by advocacy groups including Outserve-SLDN, SPART*A, and the Palm Center (funded by trans philanthropist Jennifer Pritzker) this policy will allow trans people an opportunity for employment and further the acceptance of trans people. Around the world, transgender servicemembers have openly served in other countries' militaries for years. Many notable trans people have served in the military, including trans pioneer Christine Jorgensen, Navy Seal Kristin Beck and Amanda Simpson, Executive Director of the U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives. Other notable trans servicemembers include Chelsea Manning, Aydian Dowling and Shane Ortega.
A U.S. judge on Thursday ordered the Pentagon to temporarily halt work on the cloud computing ‘JEDI’ contract, in what represents a major win for Amazon.com and Jeff Bezos.
Impeached American president Donald John Trump wants a 25% reduction in the military fund designed to deter Russian aggression against the U.S., no reason, why are you asking, no really, why, you seem kind of obsessed.
One hundred U.S. soldiers have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries following the Iran missile strike on an American military base in Iraq about which Donald Trump lied, ‘no injuries.’
If you remember your Norse mythology (or just watched Marvel’s Thor movies), you’re probably familiar with Heimdal, the god whose ever-watchful eye was entrusted with protecting the home of the gods in Asgard. Back on Earth, Heimdal Thor is also the name of a security package from Heimdal Security, that’s actually dedicated to much the […]
Everyone’s got their nose in a phone these days, and that doesn’t seem like it’s going to change anytime soon. With the increase in mobile device and e-commerce reliance comes increased need for developers who can build the apps we’re all so glued to. In fact, employment of devs is expected to grow up to […]
Whether you love cooking at home or you swore this was going to be the year you curbed your DoorDash addiction, you know you can’t get the job done well without the proper tools on hand. For all your recipe and meal prep needs, this 3-piece Sukasu Osami Chef’s Knife set will do you right […]