17 Sep '11, 12am

Groups Advise Trans Servicemembers Ahead of DADT Repeal | Care2 Causes

Groups Advise Trans Servicemembers Ahead of DADT Repeal | Care2 Causes

As such, Service Members Legal Defense Network together with the National Center for Transgender Equality have issued guidance ahead of the DADT repeal to reinforce to trans servicemembers that existing military regulations beyond the scope of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” still classify transgender people as unfit for service. Therefore, if servicemembers publicly or privately identify as trans while in the military, access transition-related care or have a related medical diagnosis they are still at risk of separation. Also, transgender identifying servicemembers are still barred from entering the armed forces.

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