But It Was Different for a Woman. Updated estimates". There is a more ingenuous transsexual tradition, almost as old as the military itself, of drag shows put on by GIs for the entertainment of GIs. The Department of Defense has yet to change their policy on the proposed ban. J Sex Transm Dis. In the US armysix states Texas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and West Virginia initially refused to comply with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's order that gay spouses of National Guard members be given the same federal marriage benefits as heterosexual spouses, forcing couples to travel hours round trip to the nearest federal installation. Research consistently finds greater physical and mental health issues among LGB folks compared to heterosexuals, and a new study specific to the army showed that LGB veterans were at higher risk of lifetime suicidal ideation than heterosexual veterans.
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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT personnel are able to serve in the armed forces of some countries around the world: Herman This article has been cited by other articles in PMC.
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