"the United States government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity... [The army] must focous on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdenen..... Thank you" -Donald Trump
It has been announced that trump's ban for trans* persons to be in the army has been lifted (for now) and will allow trans* individuals to enlist beginning January. In response to the ban I wanted to acknowlege those who have been disregarded and erased by Trump.
There is an estimated 134, 000 veterns that have retired, making roughly 150, 000 trans* veterns currently serving or who have served. These stats are no where close to representing all the others affected