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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

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.

January 30, 2019

If We Want To Protect Trans Troops, We Need to Protect Our Courts

Last Tuesday, the US Supreme Court said it would let the Trump Administration temporarily implement its notorious transgender ban while legal challenges to it continue.

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