President Trump tweeted this morning that the US will not “accept or allow” any transgender person to serve in the military because of “ tremendous medical costs and disruption."
Reality: there are already 15,000 active serving transgender troops. Transgender Americans have fought with honor and distinction for this country throughout history. Threatening to remove them from service after they put their lives at risk undermines our military.
We strongly oppose President Trump's action. We firmly believe that all Americans have the right to serve our country - straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, AND transgender Americans - to serve honorably, and to keep our country safe.
As we prepare for the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference, we see these increase attacks on the transgender community. This only strengens our resolve to continue in our part to make sure that transgender health and wellness continues to be avalable to all transgender individuals.