As a woman at a school with an overwhelmingly male student body, Tania had likely encountered this situation before. But she quickly replied to Ben with a confession of her own. In coming out, Tania took a leap of faith that Ben would keep her secret.
The chief of the US Coast Guard has said he "will not break faith" with transgender personnel after Donald Trump said they would be banned from serving in the military. Speaking at a Center for Strategic and International Studies event in Washington, Admiral Zukunf said the first thing the Coast Guard did when it saw the US President announce the ban on Twitter was reach out to all 13 members who identify as transgender. He did not say what the Coast Guard, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security, would do if the ban was implemented.
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The Coast Guard has banned discrimination against civilian employees on the basis of "sexual orientation," the first military service to adopt such a policy. Fisher, said in a memorandum dated March As a reason for issuing the memo, he cited the declared policies of Transportation Secretary Federico F. Pena, who oversees the service and has long opposed discrimination against homosexuals.
As recently as three years ago, gay, lesbian, and bisexual Americans in the armed forces were forced to keep their sexuality a secret or risk being discharged—a risk that would become a certainty if attempting to marry a person of the same sex. Therefore, the idea of extending military spousal benefits to same-sex spouses was inconceivable. Fortunately, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, Americans have experienced historic progress over the past three years.
Coast Guard Marches for Pride. Marching, a basic part of the military lifestyle is one of the first commands a Coast Guardsman learns. However this past month, Coast Guardsmen across the nation marched for a different reason, Pride.
Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Active-duty troops and veterans march in the San Diego gay pride parade last July.
Of course what is coming out here is the sad truth about who we were in a time not so removed from the today. If you have found this page directly from a search engine, I welcome you to Retroman40's World. One thing I hope the reader will keep in mind that it really isn't fair to judge history by contemporary standards. This isn't the 80s anymore.
Hillary Allegretti, the executive officer of Marine Safety Office Cleveland, said as the audience erupted with laughter. This was the beginning of the first-ever dialogue of LGBT equality amongst shipmates in the open setting of a leadership conference. Julie Rodriguez, the organizer of the panel.