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C-SPAN recently covered a panel discussion of 90 minutes that is important for anyone involved in transgender rights in the military. Panelists discussed issues facing LGBT service members in the armed forces. With the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” the military took a step towards LGBT inclusiveness. However, transgender service members continue to be […]

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Unfinished Lives: Reviving the Memories of LGBTQ Hate Crimes Victims, made its debut at the annual meeting of the Forum on the Military Chaplaincy this past Friday. Dr. Stephen Sprinkle will kick off a series of book signing events nationally, beginning with a lecture, panel discussion, book signing and reception at the Interfaith Peace Chapel […]

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Military Chaplains Forum Revealed, Takes on Religious Bigotry By Tom Carpenter For five years an ad hoc group of retired and active duty Chaplains have been working under the radar to assist LGB service members and prepare the way for repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) law. By filing a brief in support of the […]

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“Pathways to Military Chaplaincy” Report

“Pathways to Military Chaplaincy” Report

The Forum on the Military Chaplaincy provided leadership for a consultation entitled “Pathways to Military Chaplaincy” held at Boston University School of Theology April 8-9, 2016. We are pleased to provide the summary and report from that very successful consultation.

DoD Lifts Ban on Transgender Service.

DoD Lifts Ban on Transgender Service.

The Department of Defense has lifted the long standing ban on service by transgender citizens. This has been a thoroughly researched and vetted decision. The Department has issued both a press release and a memo on the new policy.

Answering the Question of Transgender Showering

Answering the Question of Transgender Showering

This issue of what shower transgender service members should use to respect privacy was considered by a distinguished commission before the policy was changed. Transgender Shower Guidelines provide this information and should prove helpful to a chaplain or commander who may have to deal with this issue