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Transgender Troops On Veterans Day

By Charlotte Robinson, November 11, 2018
This Veterans Day our LGBTQ community is still dealing with the Trump Administration’s latest attack on transgender Americans to define the word “sex” as biologically immutable. This is especially disconcerting for our honorably serving transgender troops. Aaron Belkin Director of Palm Center stated, “While the Trump administration ramps up its attacks on the transgender community to score political points, thousands of transgender Americans continue to serve their country in uniform every day, earning praise from senior military leaders & peers alike. After two years of successful open service, Army Chief of Staff, General Mark Milley said, ‘I have received precisely zero reports of issues of cohesion, discipline, morale & all those sorts of things’ related to transgender troops. The Air Force’s top enlisted leader, Chief Master Sergeant Kaleth Wright, affirmed, ‘We take care of them just like any other airmen.’ The Navy’s top enlisted sailor, Master Chief Petty Officer Steven Giordano, told transgender sailors, ‘We are honored & blessed to have you on our team & you will continue to have my support.’ The achievements & sacrifices of these transgender patriots remind us how much our country stands to lose when transgender Americans are attacked for political reasons instead of welcomed for their contributions to our nation.” As we celebrate Veterans Day take a moment think about all of the LGBTQ veterans who have served & continue to serve this country & throughout the world.
For More Info: palmcenter.org
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1 comment:

Marilyn Rosen said...

This regime continues a policy of divisiveness and erasure, but the word is in....the armed services are proud of our transgender members and their efforts are invaluable.

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