Six years ago today the #lgbt community and allies rejoiced because repeal of the Don't Ask Don't Tell (#DADT) law went into effect. Nearly 13,000 service members had been fired under this statute, which banned open service on the basis of sexual orientation. It will always be an honor to have worked for the lead group behind the campaign to repeal DADT. But our work is not done. Now we as a community must once again unite, stand up, and act tirelessly until the #transban is lifted too. We are all in this together, and never forget what puts the T in LGBT! When #WeRise we win!
On Friday, the Pentagon announced that transgender troops may re-enlist in the US Military during the next several months while the Department of Defense reviews the transgender military ban.
Senator John McCain voiced his opposition to the ban, saying, "When less than 1 percent of Americans are volunteering to join the military, we should welcome all those who are willing and able to serve our country." Secretary of Defense James Mattis noted in his memos to the Pentagon that transgenders can still receive required medical care and still serve.
♂️♀️Trans* Ban: Not a Burden♀️♂️ There seems to be running theme with the illustrations I am creating. It’s impossible to ignore the garbage that comes out of Donald Trump’s mouth, and it’s certainly impossible to ignore messages of hate, including transphobia.
In August, Trump’s directive issued a military policy that would prohibit transgender people from joining all branches of the armed forces and ban military healthcare plans from funding sex-reassignment surgeries. Trump has decided to discredit American heroes based on their gender identity by directing the military not to move forward with an Obama-era plan (from 2016). The plan allowed transgender individuals to be recruited into the armed forces, along with a ban of the Department of Defense from using its resources to provide medical treatment mentioned above.
Once more, many trans* heroes will be left in limbo in so many different ways – mentally, socially, financially and emotionally. Trump’s decision pours salt an already transphobic wound that a large part of the world is desperately trying to heal.
This illustration questions what exactly is the difference between a cis-soldier and a trans-soldier? Nothing.
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Your president promised immigration reform and jobs. You are witnessing a COWARDS attempt to deliver on a Dead Campaign. One day they will ask us, WHERE WERE YOU WHEN THEY CAME FOR OUR RIGHTS. PACIFYING THE GREEDY OR UTILIZING YOUR PRIVILEGE FOR THOSE WHO HAD NONE? #Fresno I will see you September 17th for the March!
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Tell me if you agree with my assessment. Donald Trump fathered Ivanka's kids because Jared Kushner is transgender, and well, incest is awesome. Why not make love with someone who looks like you if you're a narcissist? So then... Donald got angry that Jared makes Ivanka happier than he does, so he banned trans in military. Today he intentionally called her honey in front of everyone to show the world she's HIS property and he made a point to clarify that she calls him DADDY, rather than Dad, because trump knew it would make Kushner feel bad. (And this is what happens to my brain when my cats wake me up 5 nights in a row to feed them every 2 hours). #incest#analysis#joking#sarcasm#satire#transban#lgbt#jealousy#evil#trump#kushner#ivanka#fuckthemall#TooTiredForClassTonight HAHAHAHA Ironically, tonight's class is FAMILY COUNSELING!!! OMG. We're talking about family systems and how they will protect the system at all costs, and how that creates dysfunction, etc.
People often say "what about the vets?" They don't really care about vets. They only want to change the topic when they don't like it.~Ray
Personally I am against war, hell I bad mouth it almost everyday. However, messing with transgender and nonbinary service people is not going to stop war. Its just going to make look like its okay to mess with transfolk.~Ray
So 75% of the military are Nazis? "Yes they're baby killers! War is evil!" *in the same breath "OMG how can you banned trans from the military! They're so brave!" ^the face above is me trying to figure out the lefts ideals.