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Soldier discharged by South Korean military for transitioning pleads with army to take her back

The first openly trans soldier in South Korea has pleaded with the army to take her back, after she was discharged for transitioning. Trans people currently are barred from signing up for the military in South Korea, but a loophole means that there are no regulations on soldiers who come out as trans while serving. Byun Hui-su, a tank driver, was discharged this week by a military panel for undergoing gender confirmation surgery. In a press conference after the decision was announced, Hui-su asked military leaders to reconsider and let...
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South Korea to decide whether trans soldier will be allowed to serve her country in landmark ruling

South Korea will decide in the coming days if a transgender soldier who transitioned last year will be allowed to continue serving. Transgender people are currently not allowed to sign up to serve in the South Korean military, but a loophole means that there is no regulation around current soldiers who transition. The trans woman underwent gender confirmation surgery in Thailand last year while on leave. A committee has been tasked with deciding whether the woman will be allowed to continue serving or if she will be forcibly discharged from...
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Gay Former British Soldier Says Prince Harry Intervened to Protect Him from Homophobic Abuse: WATCH

A gay former British soldier spoke with Forces Network on Friday and recounted an experience he had with Prince Harry, who was his tank commander in 2008. The interview took place as the royal family was rocked by news that Harry and Meghan Markle would be stepping back as senior members and moving to North America. The soldier, James Wharton said he was being bullied for being gay and Harry stepped in to stop it. Said Wharton: “I’d got myself into a bit of a situation with some soldiers from...
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GOP Senator Mike Lee Explodes After Trump Briefing on Iran: They Want Us to Be ‘Good Little Boys and Girls and Not Debate This’ — WATCH

Senator Mike Lee GOP Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) had an unusual bit of clarity after being briefed by top Trump administration officials on the Iran situation on Wednesday night. Lee called the briefing “the worst briefing” he’s seen in nine years as a senator. Lee told reporters that lawmakers were warned by the Trump administration to not discuss or debate the appropriateness of further military intervention against Iran. “I find this insulting and demeaning,” said Lee, “to the Constitution of the United States.” Said Lee: “I walked into the briefing...
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Trump to Make Statement Amid Crisis with Iran: WATCH LIVE

Donald Trump is set to make a statement at 11 am ET after Iran launched more than 12 ballistic missiles at U.S. military bases in Iraq on Tuesday night, an attack seen as retribution for the U.S. strike on military commander Qassim Soleimani. The post Trump to Make Statement Amid Crisis with Iran: WATCH LIVE appeared first on Towleroad Gay News. https://www.towleroad.com/2020/01/trump-to-make-statement-amid-crisis-with-iran-watch-live/...
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Trump Tweets ‘All is Well’ After Iran Launches Missile Attack at U.S. Bases

Donald Trump tweeted “all is well!” on Tuesday night, shortly after Iran launched more than 12 ballistic missiles at U.S. military bases in Iraq, an attack seen as retribution for the U.S. strike on military commander Qassim Soleimani. All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good! We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far! I will be making a statement tomorrow morning.— Donald J. Trump...
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Construction Begins on US Navy Ship Named for Gay Rights Icon Harvey Milk: WATCH

Construction has begun on a Navy ship named for gay civil rights icon Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected to political office in California. Milk served in the Navy during the Korean war and came from a family with a history of serving in the Navy. Milk and Mayor George Moscone were assassinated by former Supervisor Dan White at City Hall in 1978. The Washington Post reports: “In a move that signaled an about-face on the issue of gay rights, the Navy on Friday began to construct the...
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Construction Begins on US Navy Ship Named for Gay Rights Icon Harvey Milk: WATCH

Construction has begun on a Navy ship named for gay civil rights icon Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected to political office in California. Milk served in the Navy during the Korean war and came from a family with a history of serving in the Navy. Milk and Mayor George Moscone were assassinated by former Supervisor Dan White at City Hall in 1978. The Washington Post reports: “In a move that signaled an about-face on the issue of gay rights, the Navy on Friday began to construct the...
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