Transgender US Air Force Veteran Calls For Lifting of Transgender Military Service Ban on Veterans Day
Washington, DC, November 10, 2015 — Tomorrow, people across the nation will be celebrating Veterans Day in honor of those people who have served in the military.
“On Veterans Day, as we honor those who’ve served in the military, let us also lift up the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) service members. For decades, courageous and dedicated LGBTQ people served in the U.S. military while hiding their true identity out of fear of being discharged. Today, while we have made significant strides with the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’, transgender people are still denied the opportunity to serve openly in the military. That is why we’re again calling on the Defense Department to expedite their repeal of the ban of transgender people in the military,” said Barbara Satin, National LGBTQ Task Force Assistant Faith Work Director and former US Air Force officer.
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