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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

September 29, 2017

The Trans Military Ban is Already Causing Harm — But There’s a Way to Stop It

On September 14, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis issued 

August 31, 2017

“It’s Like Night and Day”: A Trans Veteran on the Military vs. Her Current Job

Whitney Hayden says she’s “generally not a political person.” But news coming out of Washington, D.C.

August 25, 2017

The President’s Discrimination Against Transgender Service Members is Unconstitutional

Despite calling for “unity” while announcing increased military action in Afghanistan, President Donald Trump is 

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August 7, 2017

Tell Congress to protect trans troops!

President Trump just attacked an estimated 15,000 patriotic transgender Americans who serve in our military and who put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe and free. Transgender people—like all Americans—should be judged for their qualifications, nothing more, nothing less.

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