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  • Pentagon recognizes transgender service members for first time in 'symbolic' move for LGBT community

    05/16/2013 8:17:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | May 16, 2013 | Helen Pow
    The Pentagon for the first time has officially recognized transgender service members in a significant step being hailed by the LGBT community. The acknowledgement came in the form of a letter to veteran and transgender activist Autumn Sandeen confirming that the Navy had updated its records to show she is a woman. While still a long way from open transgender service in the military, OutServe-SLDN, an organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender service members and their families labeled the move 'symbolic.' The letter from the Navy official, dated May 2, read: 'Per your request the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting...