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Military & Veterans

It’s estimated that over 134,000 American veterans are transgender, and over 15,000 trans people are serving in military today. Support for transgender veterans has improved, but they still face barriers from obtaining updated service records that do not out them as transgender, and from receiving VA coverage of necessary medical procedures. Find out more about advances and challenges for transgender veterans and service members, and how to get support.

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From the Blog

March 24, 2020

Commission Recommends Ending Gender-Based Rules For the Selective Service

An 11-member congressionally mandated commission to study the issue is recommending that the Selective Service system be made gender-neutral, requiring all persons aged 18-25 to register.

February 27, 2019

Trans Troops Speak to Congress in Historic Hearing

For the first time, five active-duty transgender service members testified before Congress in response to the President’s prejudiced ban.

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