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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

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.

February 23, 2015

Secretary of Defense, President Obama Back Open Trans Military Service

Five days after taking the helm of the US Defense Department, Secretary Ash Carter came forward in support of open transgender military service.

February 19, 2015

Trans Military Veterans Can Now Update Critical Records

A top priority of NCTE since our beginning has been making it possible for everyone to have the ID documents they need to live in a society where accurate and consistent ID is required for many fun

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August 7, 2017

Tell your Senators 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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