Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV), held annually on March 31. The day was first observed in 2009, and this year, The White House took notice as President Joe Biden issued a proclamation honoring the day.
President Biden signed an Executive Order on Monday that sets the policy that all Americans who are qualified to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States should be able to serve. The All-Volunteer Force thrives when it is composed of diverse Americans who can meet the rigorous standards for military service, and an inclusive military strengthens our national security.
San Diego was well represented at the HRC Gala Dinner in Los Angeles last weekend. The sole female military representative at the event was a San Diegan US Army Captain, Tara Harre, who attended with her partner.
by Megan Townsend - GLAAD's Entertainment Media Fellow
In 2012, quite a few famous faces came out as allies of the LGBT community to tremendous effect. Here are 10 of our favorite notable quotes from celebrities and public figures that spoke up for LGBT equality in 2012.