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Transgender Troops Can Re-Enlist in Military, For Now

New guidance released Friday by the Pentagon makes it clear that any transgender troops currently in the military can re-enlist in the next several months, even as the department debates ...

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Redefining Royalty: A Look Inside Jackson’s Drag Culture

Zachary Salter, who performs as Tara Shay Montgomery, says his drag persona is an extension of his own personality.

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Trump Tells Mattis to Indefinitely Ban Transgender Recruits

President Donald Trump on Friday directed the Pentagon to extend indefinitely a ban on transgender individuals joining the military, but he appeared to leave open the possibility of allowing some ...

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Pentagon Expects to Soon Ban Recruiting Transgender People

The Pentagon expects to renew a ban on transgender individuals joining the military and to consider circumstances in which some currently serving transgender troops could remain in uniform, officials said ...

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Report: LGBT Men Need Quality Sexual Health Standards in Jackson, Beyond

LGBT men have limited access to quality sexual health care, a new report finds. In the capital city, it is an especially serious problem: The Jackson metro has the fourth-highest ...

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Military Scrambles for Transgender Policy After Trump Tweets

President Donald Trump's tweets declaring transgender people unwelcome in the armed forces have plunged the Pentagon into a legal and moral quagmire, sparking a flurry of meetings to devise a ...

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Trump's Transgender Troops Ban Divides Veterans in Congress

President Donald Trump's decision to ban transgender service in the armed forces drove a wedge through military veterans in Congress, with one camp standing squarely behind the commander in chief ...

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Protesters Gather Against Trump Ban on Transgender Troops

Demonstrators flocked to a military recruiting station in New York City and gathered at a plaza named for a San Francisco gay-rights icon on Wednesday to protest President Donald Trump's ...

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Trump Bars Transgender Individuals from US Armed Forces

President Donald Trump is barring transgender people from serving in the military "in any capacity," citing "tremendous medical costs and disruption."

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APNewsBreak: Lawsuit Says 'Bathroom Bill' Effects Still Felt

Transgender people in North Carolina are still effectively prevented from using restrooms matching their gender identity under a law that replaced the state's notorious "bathroom bill" earlier this year, according ...

Same-sex couples apply to marry in Hinds

Five same-sex couples applied for marriage licenses at the Hinds County courthouse on March 25, ...