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"Hero Dogs" Trained to Help Disabled Vets

Dec 14
Some vets who face physical or mental challenges rely on support from therapy dogs. But the animals can be hard to train and few are available.

VA Scuttles Plans to Cover Transition Surgery for Transgender Vets

By John Riley | Nov 19
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is dropping plans to cover transition-related surgical expenses for transgender veterans, citing budget constraints.

Push-Up Challenge Hopes to Help Stop Military Suicides

Aug 20
An online campaign is challenging Internet users to get physical. Called the "22 Pushup Challenge," it has thousands of people around the country working their arms.

Are Transgender Veterans at Greater Risk of Suicide?

By EDGE | Jan 22
Veterans of the U.S. armed forces who have received a diagnosis consistent with transgender status are more likely to have serious suicidal thoughts and plans to attempt suicide.

Veterans Affairs Sued For Denying Gay Marriage Benefits

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 20
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is being sued over its refusal to grant spousal benefits to same-sex military couples in states where these marriages are not recognized.

LGBTQs Still Barred From Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade

By David Perry | Mar 11
Organizers of the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade face a growing political backlash for their refusal to let a group of 20 gay veterans participate as openly LGBTQ in the nation’s second largest Irish-themed march.

Feds Won’t Enforce Same-Sex Veterans Law

By Pete Yost | Sep 4
The Obama administration said Wednesday it will stop enforcing a law that blocks benefits to partners of military veterans in same-sex marriages.

VA Decision On Burial Rights Departs From Past

By Kevin Freking | Feb 19
The government has cleared the first burial of a same-sex spouse of a veteran in a national cemetery, but it’s far from certain how easy it will be for other gay military couples to win the same benefit.

VA Grants Burial Rights for Same-Sex Ore.Couple

By Steven DuBois | Feb 15
The Department of Veterans Affairs has decided to allow the same-sex spouse of a member of the military to be buried in a U.S. national cemetery.

Lesbian Veteran Sues Over Denial of Benefits

By Michael K. Lavers | Feb 1
Tracey Cooper-Harris, who served in the Army for 12 years, announced on Wednesday that she will file a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs after her application for benefits for her spouse was denied.

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