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Diverse & Resilient Stands in Solidarity with Transgender Community

Transgender Americans serve in our military and put their lives on the line every day. Until today, they were able to serve openly with honor and integrity. In addition to these trained and qualified transgender service members, there are countless more who are able and willing to serve their country….

Pocan Statement on Trump Banning Transgender Americans from Serving in the Military

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02), a member of the LGBT Equality Caucus, today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s decision to reverse military policy and ‘not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.’ “President Trump’s decision to ban transgender Americans…

U.S Dept. of Defense Lifts Ban on Transgender Military Service

Secretary Ash Carter announced today Transgender Service Members will be able to openly serve their country.  Fair Wisconsin applauds this policy change and Secretary Carter’s leadership on the issue.  Allowing Service Members to serve authentically creates a win-win scenario for Dept. of Defense and its employees.  DOD leaders understand what…

Pocan Applauds Defense Department’s Removal of Transgender Service Ban

Madison – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) released the following statement after Secretary Ash Carter officially announced the Department of Defense’s decision to lift its ban on transgender people from serving in the armed forces. “Following in the footsteps of repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, this is another significant step…

New initiative to help Military Veterans and their families from Project Home

What: Project Home’s Serving Those Who Served Program is a new initiative to make health and safety related home repairs, accessibility modifications and energy upgrades to the homes of low-to-moderate income veterans and their families. Our STWS program would identify income-eligible home owners, who served in the military, and utilize…

Forty years later, gay veteran finally gets an honorable disarcharge

Madison, WI: On February 2, 2015, Edgewood College history department chair Jay Hatheway’s 40 year struggle to have his “other than honorable discharge” from the military for being gay was finally vindicated, with a ruling that it will be overturned by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army.  In the…