Today, the Trump-Pence administration’s transgender military ban officially went into effect, and my husband suddenly went from being a valued member of the United States Army to someone they are now trying to erase all together.
I watched this morning as he laced up his boots and walked out the door with a tremendous burden on his shoulders. Yet despite that burden, he held his head up with pride as an out trans Soldier committed to serving his country. And he’ll continue to do so until he’s no longer allowed to.
As we face this day together, Im asking you to show your support for my military family by doing two things:
1. Click on this sign, download and print it, snap a photo, and post it on social media along with the hashtags #SupportTransTroops and #FightTheBan. Help us flood social media with photos today showing my service member that you support him and other trans service members. Make sure to tag AMPA too!
2. AMPA has been there every step of the way for my family, and they continue to have our back through this incredibly difficult fight. By lifting up the voices of Soldiers like mine, making sure the world knows the harm this ban is causing, working closely with our coalition partners on Capitol Hill, and challenging the ban in court as an organizational plaintiff, AMPA is fighting tooth and nail for my family.
So today, on the very day this horrific ban goes into effect, I’m asking you to help my family and those like mine by donating to AMPA.
With your help, we will no doubt ultimately win.
Proud Army Veteran and Military Spouse