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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 despite rules forbidding them to serve openly. 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. Furthermore, restrictions on open service continue to bring an early end to the careers of qualified service members, even though those rules lack any basis in medicine or military need. 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

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

June 29, 2015

WATCH: John Oliver Declares Trans Issues Next Fight for LGBT Equality

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver highlighted the pligh

June 10, 2015

AMA Calls for End to Trans Military Ban; Air Force Suspends Discharges

The last week saw two major announcements related to the ongoing ban on military service by transgender people.

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