“This is a hateful and cowardly policy based on the terrible reasoning of a White House that has spent the past two years constantly seeking to harm transgender people. There is no excuse for this.”
The documentary, which screens at Mardi Gras Film Festival next month, has won numerous awards for exploring the lives of four trans troops across several years.
“Out bush the Army has always been gender neutral.”
“While the present situation is much better for LGBTI service members, many of those who were discharged or otherwise experienced hardship under the earlier policies against LGBT service are still suffering”
Calls by trans people to suicide hotlines reportedly doubled last year after Trump’s initial tweet announcing the ban.
The woman was dishonourably discharged in 1955 for being a lesbian.
She was dishonourably discharged over her sexuality in 1955.
“The police would follow people they suspected were gay in Australia’s defence force – they would go undercover at gay nightclubs and stake out a person’s bedroom from their garden outside”