LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Commenting on a study funded by billionaire trans woman and veteran Jennifer Pritzker, researcher and former U.S. surgeon general Dr. Joycelyn Elders stated that there is no compelling reason to continue the ban on trans people in the military.
A summary of the commission’s findings as stated in the Seattle PI:
“We determined not only that there is no compelling medical reason for the ban, but also that the ban itself is an expensive, damaging and unfair barrier to health care access for the approximately 15,450 transgender personnel who serve currently in the active, Guard and reserve components.”
Dr. Elder led the commission that conducted the study. Some of their recommendations for the Commander-In-Chief do not require Congressional action. Numerous other countries already have trans people serving in their military.
This study is a major step forward toward the eventual lifting of the military’s transgender ban. This can’t come too soon for many of us.
Link to the study (SFSU’s Palm Center): http://www.palmcenter.org/files/Transgender%20Military%20Service%20Report.pdf
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