The Trump administration's recent ban of transgender individuals from the US military is appalling and absolutely an infringement of civil rights. We at MY LGBT PLUS stand in solidarity with our trans community and vow to fight the continued hate, intolerance, and injustice that the transgender community faces.
As retired Admiral Mike Mullen put it, “the military conducted a thorough research process and concluded that inclusive policy for transgender troops promotes readiness.” He urged Congress “to respect the military’s judgment and not to breach the faith of service members who defend our freedoms.”
More than 15,000 transgender Americans are currently serving in uniform and there is no reason to single out these brave military personnel. We say thank you to the transgender individuals who have served, who are serving, and who will serve after this ban is overturned.