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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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July 22, 2020

Military Could Reverse Transgender Ban In Under 30 Days, Says New Policy Memo

On the eve of the three-year anniversary of tweets announcing that transgender troops would be banned from the military, the 

June 30, 2020

Senator Gillibrand and Senator Collins Introduce NDAA Amendment to End the Trans Military Ban

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) announced that leading veteran and LGBTQ advocacy groups,

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.

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