Thank you for your service, transgender military members and veterans
President Truman issued Executive Order 9981 on July 26th, 1948 to desegregate the military.
President Obama lifted the ban on gay/lesbian service members in 2012 and lifted the ban on transgender people serving in the military in 2015.
Today, July 26th 2017, Trump took a giant step backwards and announced that the military will no longer accept transgender service members due to “the burden of tremendous medical costs and disruption.” There are an estimated 7-15 thousand transgender services members actively risking their lives to protect our rights, our freedom. Trump just disrespected all of us. He is denying us our rights. He needs to be resisted.
Let’s stand together against this harmful policy.
Remember you are valid and beautiful and deserve full human rights. I love you 💖💙 Love will win.
SOUTH CHINA SEA (Feb. 12, 2017) The littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) transits the South China Sea. The ship is a fast and agile warship tailor-made to patrol the region’s littorals and work hull-to-hull with partner navies, providing the U.S. 7th Fleet with the flexible capabilities it needs now and in the future.
Donald Trump is banning transgender people because their existence is too expensive, meanwhile the US spends more for the military than the next 7 countries combined. We can afford to spend $610,000,000,000 on the military, but can’t afford to have trans people serving in it?
Decided to play with some painter’s tape, and I’m so psyched with how this turned out. Wish I hadn’t run out of purple paint samples, or I’d have painted the whole room!
The blue walls of my room don’t look that bad in pictures, but in person? Bleh. I honestly hate the tint and hue of it so much–reminds me of a hospital or something–so I’m really glad at least the wall I face is no longer just clinical, boring blue staring back at me.
I think I’ll do chalkboard paint on the portion that’s left on the wall (my mom’s idea), but I’m tired of painting, so it’s staying this way for now.