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Are Transgender Veterans at Greater Risk of Suicide?

Veterans of the U.S. armed forces who have received a diagnosis consistent with transgender status are more likely to have serious suicidal thoughts and plans to attempt suicide.

Iraq War Vet Tossed Out of Cab For Kissing Boyfriend

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 10
A Washington state gay veteran who served two tours in Iraq says he was discriminated against for kissing his boyfriend when a Yellow Cab driver tossed them out of his car on the evening of July 4.

DVA Recognizes Lesbian War Widow as a Surviving Spouse

WORKPLACE | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 13
The Department of Veterans Affairs has decided to retroactively recognize the nation’s first known same-sex war widow, Tracy Johnson, as the legal spouse of the late SSG Donna Johnson killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan.

Wounded Service Women Take Western River Rafting Trip

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | May 13
Western River Expeditions and Wounded Warriors team up for a four-day Colorado River rafting trip for up to 25 service women who have experienced emotional or physical trauma from their recent overseas tours of duty.

Rosemary Williams Keynotes AMPA Gala

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | May 12
Rosemary F. Williams will keynote AMPA’s inaugural national gala dinner on May 17 in Washington, DC.

No Military Burial for Wife of 74-Year-Old Lesbian Navy Veteran

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 24
Idaho says it’s a no-go for 74-year-old U.S. Navy veteran Madelynn Taylor to be buried with her wife Jean Mixner’s ashes -- at least not as long as that state continues to ban same-sex marriage.

LGBT Servicemembers at Greater Health Risk

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 27
Hunter College’s Center for HIV Educational Studies & Training’s study found that harassment, victimization, mental health, substance abuse and sexual risk behaviors face LGBT service members in the U.S. military.

Pentagon to Extend Benefits to Gay Service Spouses

NATIONAL | By Lolita C. Baldor | Jun 26
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the Pentagon will begin the process to extend health care, housing and other federal benefits to the same-sex spouses of military members as soon as possible.

Repeal of DADT Just the Beginning, Says OutServe SLDN

LOCAL | By Akeem Favor | Mar 16
At the OutServe-SLDN national dinner, leaders and veterans took a moment to celebrate their gains before refocusing on the mission -- to serve and protect LGBT servicemembers.

Deal Restores Severance Pay for Gay Military Members

Dozens of gay and lesbian former military service members who were discharged due to their homosexuality will receive the rest of their severance pay under a settlement approved Monday by a federal court.

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