GMHC Approves The Pentagon’s Decision On Letting Transgender People Serve The US Army
The U.S. Department of Defense made a historic in the Pentagon letting transgender people serve openly in the military, and the GMHC organization approves it. GMHC CEO Kelsey Louise wrote a statement responding to the decision, making a good first for the transgender community.
“The decision by the Pentagon to end the ban on transgender people being able to serve openly in the U.S. military is an historic one, as it removes one of the last barriers to military service by any individual. Outdated, discriminatory policies like this one fuel stigma and hatred as long as they are in place, which is why we applaud U.S. Department of Defense Secretary Ash Carter for implementing this new open and inclusive policy. While this policy was in place, an estimated 15,000 dedicated trans service members were forced to live quietly. Today, they can serve openly and proudly. GMHC is rejoicing today, as our nation’s policies are finally beginning to match the inclusive and open values that the majority of Americans have.”