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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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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 

June 30, 2016

Pentagon Lifts Transgender Military Service Ban

Today, in an historic moment in the movement toward transgender equality, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced the lifting of the ban on transgender service members in the United States Armed

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August 2, 2018

Nobody—not even the President—should put themselves between veterans and their doctors.

Despite all the evidence to the contrary, President Trump thinks transgender people are unfit to serve in the military. Now the Trump administration is trying to attack health care for trans veterans.

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