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.