Sunday, April 27, 2014
Transgendered ban in US military still in place; repeal of DADT had no effect on it
The Washington Post is reporting Sunday that transgendered individuals still cannot serve in the military. The link is here. The video was produced by Whitney Learning
The Post has a video called, ironically, “Serving in Silence” (the same title as Grethe Cammermeyer’s book and TV film from the 1990s), about a discharge of a sailor who had entered as a female and changed to male. Transgender people who seek sexual reassignment surgery outside of the military are still discharged.
The video says that an amazing 20% of transgendered people have served in the military
13 countries do allow transgendered people to serve in the military after transition.