Tag Archive | Transgender

Reaction to Trump’s Comments on Transgender Troop Ban

Reaction to Trump’s Comments on Transgender Troop Ban

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has responded to Donald Trump’s comments regarding his plan to ban transgender service members, where he said that he felt he was doing the military a favour: “Donald Trump’s delusional comments regarding his reckless ban on transgender troops are demonstrably false and lack any basis in reality” said Chad Griffin, […]

US: 56 Retired Generals/Admirals Condemn Trump’s Trans Military Ban

US: 56 Retired Generals/Admirals Condemn Trump’s Trans Military Ban

In a clear repudiation of the US President’s harmful and ill-conceived Twitter policy-making, 56 retired Generals and Admirals released a joint statement warning President Trump’s transgender military ban would degrade military readiness. According to the statement released yesterday by the Palm Center, the decorated military brass not only condemned Trump’s reckless ban, but also declared […]

Trump’s Ban On Transgenders In Military In Exchange For Border Wall Funding?

Trump’s Ban On Transgenders In Military In Exchange For Border Wall Funding?

According to the American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) National Political Director, Faiz Shakir, Donald Trump’s recent proposed ban on transgender people serving in the military was to secure funding for his US/Mexico border wall. Mr Shakir writes: “Despite Trump’s false claim that his pronouncement was the result of consultation with “my Generals” and concerns over […]

Trump transgender ban alarms some senior military officers

Trump transgender ban alarms some senior military officers

U.S. President Donald Trump’s sudden decision to ban transgender personnel from serving in the military has alarmed some senior military officers who were caught off guard by it. Trump’s declaration, which came via early morning tweets on Wednesday, appeared to pre-empt an ongoing Pentagon review looking into allowing openly transgender recruits to join the military, […]

US: ACLU Statement on Trump Ban On Military Transgenders

US: ACLU Statement on Trump Ban On Military Transgenders

Joshua Block, senior staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union’s LGBT & HIV Project, had the following reaction to Donald Trump’s ban on trans people in the military: “This is an outrageous and desperate action. The thousands of transgender service members serving on the front lines for this country deserve better than a commander-in-chief […]

US: Majority of Americans Support Transgender Military Service

US: Majority of Americans Support Transgender Military Service

A majority of Americans believe that transgender individuals should be allowed to serve in the military, according to an exclusive Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Friday, writes Chris Kahn of Reuters. The July 26-28 poll suggested that the country largely disagrees with President Donald Trump’s announcement this week that he will ban transgender personnel from […]

US: Trump – Transgender People To Be Banned From U.S. Military

US: Trump – Transgender People To Be Banned From U.S. Military

(Reuters) – President Donald Trump said today, Wednesday 26 July, that he would ban transgender people from the U.S. military, an action appealing to some in his conservative political base but sowing confusion about the fate of thousands of transgender service members. Trump’s announcement, in a series of Twitter posts, drew swift condemnation from rights […]