TRANS & HOMOS ARE SAVING YOUR LIFE

Elizabeth Sanchez

Brook, Tom Vanden. "Military Transgender Ban." USA TODAY. N.p., 25 Aug. 2015. Web.

In our military, there is 12,500 transgender individuals serving.

Army and the Air Force leaders know for sure of about 20 transgender troops in each service, according to a Defense Department official familiar with the issue who spoke on condition of anonymity because officials were not authorized to speak publicly. The condition of gender dysphoria disqualifies them from service under current policy, but a de facto moratorium on dismissals was enacted last month by Defense Secretary Ash Carter (Tom Vanden). DONT ASK, DONT TELL act, which allowed members to serve but not to speak of there sexual orientation. Most soldiers had to keep there sex identity a secret because they did not want to risk being discharged.

WHAT EFFECT DOES THE ISSUE HAVE ON MILITARY PERSONEL

Somaskhekar, Sandhya. "Military to Allow Transgender Members to Serve Openly." Washington Post. The Washington Post, 13 July 2015. Web. 01 Feb. 2016.

"The review will include a look at the impact on troops serving in close quarters and how a change in policy might play out in combat zones. At the moment, the Defense Department is also grappling with more general questions about the extent to which women can serve in direct combat roles — an issue that could be complicated by adding transgender members to the mix." (Sandhya S.). Soldiers are concerned about having a gay man in there same barracks (one level room) because they sense that the gay man will sexual harass them and they think it will be awkward.
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HOW THE AMERICAN PUBLIC VS. THE MILITARY VIEWS THE ISSUE

Americans feel like transgender and homosexuals should not defend there country. "

Too many issues!

They have made the decision to change their gender. And affiliate themselves with a different sex. For those who have to strip naked infront of and around someone who is of a different gender is uncomfortable and to many wrong. I do not agree with transgendered serving in the military"

WHAT PROGRAMS/RESOURCES SUPPORTS OUR SOLDIERS

LGBT Parade

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015 at 8am

San Diego, CA, United States

San Diego, CA

Come experience this joy full parade with us. U.S Armed Forces will be marching down the streets in there prestigious uniforms. Food, Bands, and after show will be after parade. SEE YOU THERE!! :)
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"LGBT San Diego Parade." Google. N.p., n.d. Web.
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"343.Ceremony.LGBT.VeteransDay.HCC.WDC.11November2015."Flickr. Yahoo!, 11 Nov. 2015. Web. 31 Jan. 2016.