The Trump Administration’s Continuing Campaign Against Transgender People
The Trump administration’s latest attack on transgender people exploded into the headlines last week, when President Trump tweeted a virtual pink slip to thousands of military service members. Thankfully, transgender troops are not being drummed out yet, as Pentagon leaders wait for instructions slightly more formal than a Twitter screed. Still, the President’s ban announcement means every transgender service member, together with their unit members and commanders, face each day uncertain of what will become of them and their military careers.
The attack on transgender troops is just the latest and most high-profile in the Trump administration’s wide-ranging effort to roll back the civil rights of transgender people, along with other marginalized communities. Every new attack has made it clearer that candidate Trump’s promises to respect and support LGBTQ Americans were lies.