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Thu Jun 13, 2019, 12:58 PM

 

Trump's transgender ban has forced military members back into hiding

by Ed Pilkington in New York
Thu 13 Jun 2019 01.00 EDT

Donald Trumpís ban on transgender people serving in the US military has spread a pall of fear over the 15,000 personnel it touches and emboldened hostility towards even those on the frontline of active duty, an investigation by the Guardian has found.

The ban kicked in on 12 April and, two months into its imposition, the full chilling effects are only now becoming apparent. Under its terms, trans people seeking to enlist in the military are subject to an almost total exclusion unless they keep their gender identity hidden.

Most individuals who are already serving are similarly forced to keep their true selves tightly closeted. There are exceptions, but they are narrowly defined and hard to procure.

Last week, Trump tried to justify the ban by complaining about the high costs associated with treating military personnel for gender dysphoria, the formal diagnosis when an individualís gender is different from the one assigned to them at birth. In fact the entire medical budget for gender transition-related care is a tenth what the armed forces spend annually on Viagra and Cialis.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/jun/12/revealed-how-trumps-transgender-ban-has-forced-military-members-back-into-hiding


I have long since stopped asking, "How low can he go?" regarding Trump: He'll go lower. A lot lower!

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Thu Jun 13, 2019, 01:37 PM

1. Every time he hits rock-bottom,

he gets out a pick and shovel and keeps going...

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Sat Jun 15, 2019, 12:00 AM

2. The tRUMP is a BENT dick

He is CRAZIER then bat shit. He does his master's bidding and it gets crazier the long he is not locked up. He makes nixon look GOOD and I though nixon was a CROOK.

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