Tag Archive | Trump

US: Court Rules Challenge To Defense Dept’s Discriminatory HIV Policies to Proceed

US: Court Rules Challenge To Defense Dept’s Discriminatory HIV Policies to Proceed

“We are pleased the court recognizes the importance of allowing this case to move forward, and of ensuring that outdated and irrational policies regarding people living with HIV are not allowed to stand.” On September 14th, a Virginia federal court ruled that a case filed by Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN, along with pro bono counsel […]

Video: Raye Zaragoza – American Dream

Video: Raye Zaragoza – American Dream

This morning on EILE’s music slot, we feature a single from acclaimed US multi-ethnic (Native American (O’odham), Mexican, Taiwanese and Japanese) singer/songwriter, Raye Zaragoza, entitled ‘American Dream’. The video was inspired by Donald Trump’s destructive presidency, the lack of mainstream media for Standing Rock (Dakota Access Pipeline) and Raye Zaragoza’s own life as a female […]

US: Pentagon silent on U.S. transgender policy

US: Pentagon silent on U.S. transgender policy

Nearly a week after President Donald Trump signed a memorandum banning some transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, Pentagon officials on Thursday refused to answer questions about the policy, except to say they would continue to follow court orders currently blocking the ban. Last Friday, the White House announced Trump had signed the […]

Trump moves to ban some trans people from military

Trump moves to ban some trans people from military

President Donald Trump signed a memorandum on Friday last (23 March) that bans some transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military, but gives the armed forces latitude in implementing policies. The memorandum said transgender individuals with a history of gender dysphoria, defined as “those who may require substantial medical treatment, including through medical drugs […]

US: LGBTQ Advocates Launch TV Ad Targeting Ban on Trans Troops

US: LGBTQ Advocates Launch TV Ad Targeting Ban on Trans Troops

Yesterday, the Human Rights Campaign, Lambda Legal, OutServe-SLDN, the American Military Partner Association, and Gender Justice League unveiled a new television ad – entitled Patriots – featuring military, national security, and bipartisan officials voicing opposition to the Trump-Pence administration’s ban on transgender service members. The television ad is part of the largest paid media campaign against […]

First openly transgender recruit signs up for U.S. military

First openly transgender recruit signs up for U.S. military

A transgender recruit has signed a contract to join the U.S. military for the first time since a federal court ruled late last year that the military would have to accept openly transgender people, the Pentagon said on Monday last. Military officials do not know how many transgender people have begun to enlist since January […]

US: Court rejects Trump bid to stop transgender military recruits on January 1

US: Court rejects Trump bid to stop transgender military recruits on January 1

(Reuters) – A federal appeals court in Virginia on Thursday rejected a bid by President Donald Trump’s administration to prevent the U.S. military from accepting transgender recruits starting January 1. The administration had urged the appeals court to suspend an order by a federal judge in Baltimore for the armed forces to begin accepting transgender […]