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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.


From the Blog

January 25, 2021

A President Who Keeps His Promises

A soldier wearing fatigues sitting with the text "Support Trans Troops #TransBanRepeal"

We have big news. President Joe Biden moved quickly and delivered on his promise to end the ban on transgender people serving openly in the military.

January 20, 2021

President Biden Takes Action to Protect Transgender Americans from Discrimination

With his executive order today, President Joe Biden is directing the federal government to fully implement the US Supreme Court’s ruling in Bostock v.

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