'Pose' puts LGBT talent front and center in Ryan Murphy FX drama

With a cast that features an unprecedented number of transgender performers, "Pose" makes a bold statement about inclusion. But this latest FX drama from producer Ryan Murphy finds familiar themes within its look back at the ballroom world of late 1980s New York, creating a strong assortment of characters that registers on the high end of the Murphy scale.

Top enlisted soldier says he has 'no concerns' about transgender service members

The US Army's top enlisted soldier says he has never heard of any problems resulting from transgender persons serving in the military, echoing the sentiments of the top officer, the Army chief of staff. Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon on Friday, Sgt. Maj. Daniel Dailey said, "I agree with the chief we haven't heard any issues or concerns, and I personally have not had any issues or concerns."

Trump order would ban most transgender troops from serving

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump is issuing an order to ban transgender people from serving in the military except under "limited circumstances," following up on his calls to ban transgender individuals from serving.The White House says retaining troops with a history or diagnosis of "gender dysphoria" - those who may require substantial medical treatment - "presents considerable risk to military effectiveness and lethality."

First transgender recruit signs up to join US military

The Pentagon confirmed Monday that the first transgender person has signed a contract to join the US military, a development made possible after a federal judge ruled that the military must accept transgender recruits. The ruling came after President Donald Trump announced his desire to prevent transgender people from serving in a July tweet.