Trans Resilience & Military Service: Transgender & Non-Binary Veterans #TDOV

Transgender people have served in all branches of the U.S. military and are a rich part of history. Here are some notable Veterans: Kristin BeckBeck served 20 years in the U.S. Navy Seals where she was a member of the Naval Special Warfare Development Group and the special counter-terrorism unit SEAL Team Six. For her service, Beck was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat Distinguishing … Continue reading Trans Resilience & Military Service: Transgender & Non-Binary Veterans #TDOV

#TDOV: Transgender Veterans

Did You Know Over 134,000 U.S. Veterans are estimated to be transgender and, before the transgender military ban was lifted in 2021, there were over 15,000 transgender people serving in the U.S. military Transgender people are at least two to three times more likely to have served in the U.S. military; motivated by patriotism, life direction, and family history of service, transgender people may have … Continue reading #TDOV: Transgender Veterans

On This Day in 2019, Pentagon Announces Enforcement of Ban on Transgender Service

Following the previous day’s news of a Maryland federal judge lifting the 3rd of four orders barring the military from enforcing the previous administration’s ban on transgender military service, the Pentagon announced that it would be enforcing the policy to bar certain transgender people from joining the military. DoD spokesman Charles Summers stated that the proposed policy would allow transgender troops currently serving to stay … Continue reading On This Day in 2019, Pentagon Announces Enforcement of Ban on Transgender Service

On This Day in 2019, Federal Judge Lifts Order Against Trans Military Ban

Two years ago today, a Maryland federal judge issued a six-page decision lifting an order against the previous administration’s ban on transgender military service. This was the 3rd order lifted since January 2019 when the Supreme Court lifted two other orders issued by judges in the Ninth Circuit. One other order remained in place effectively keeping openly transgender service in place for the time being. … Continue reading On This Day in 2019, Federal Judge Lifts Order Against Trans Military Ban

Local Transgender Vet Discusses Military Ban Reversal

Earlier this week, President Biden signed an executive order reversing the U.S military’s ban on transgender people serving. Sacramento’s FOX 40 interviewed Joanna Michaels, a local transgender Veteran who served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, on the news of the reversal. If the video doesn’t play, check out the link above. It’s been one day since President Joe Biden has removed … Continue reading Local Transgender Vet Discusses Military Ban Reversal

Read: Executive Order on Enabling All Qualified Americans to Serve Their Country in Uniform

Executive Order on Enabling All Qualified Americans to Serve Their Country in Uniform JANUARY 25, 2021 • PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:      Section 1.  Policy.  All Americans who are qualified to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States (“Armed Forces”) should be able to serve.  The … Continue reading Read: Executive Order on Enabling All Qualified Americans to Serve Their Country in Uniform

SPART*A: Commitment to Serve – Sergeant Liam Hodge-Aguirre

Per SPART*A’s Twitter: “With the end of the transgender ban imminent, here’s the story of one soldier waiting for his opportunity to serve authentically.” Small towns are perfect for some, but others find themselves outgrowing their town and seek a way out. Sgt Liam Hodge-Aguirre grew up in Salisbury, Maryland but it never quite felt like home and he was ready to stretch his wings. … Continue reading SPART*A: Commitment to Serve – Sergeant Liam Hodge-Aguirre