Trans women in the British Army
You should think people would have learned something from conflicts regarding women and homosexuals in the military. In the end people will realize that the exclusion of groups like these are not about military needs, but sexist prejudices. Still, in many countries, the US included, trans men and women are barred from serving.
The British military now openly embraces trans people as members of the armed forces. This must see video presents two of them.
After being selected for officer training in the British Army at the age of 15, Captain Hannah Winterbourne is now second in command over a company of 100 soldiers. She’s also the highest ranking trans soldier in the UK. She came out one and a half years ago while in Germany, and while that came as a shock to a few of her colleagues, it hasn’t held her back and she is now the trans representative for the British Army.
[…] Helping her is Mel, a Private and the youngest serving soldier in the British Army – she’s also a trans woman.