Aaron Belkin

Palm Center / UC Hastings

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Aaron Belkin is director of the Palm Center, a nonprofit think-tank that works on issues related to sexual minorities in the military, and a professor of political science at San Francisco State University. He is the author of Bring Me Men: Military Masculinity and the Benign Facade of American Empire and How We Won: Progressive Lessons from the Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'.

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President Obama and the Pentagon ordered America's armed services to welcome transgender recruits, but the plan is now being delayed.

Pentagon delays rule to 'OK' transgender troops

President Obama and the Pentagon ordered America's armed services to welcome transgender recruits, but the plan is now being delayed.

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Yesterday saw two developments regarding the rights of LGBT people.

LGBT Equality in Military Service and the Boy Scouts

Yesterday saw two developments regarding the rights of LGBT people.

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Former PFC Bradley Manning is now Chelsea Manning, spotlighting transgender rights in the military and beyond.

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Former PFC Bradley Manning is now Chelsea Manning, spotlighting transgender rights in the military and beyond.

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