From the Boston Globe:
America’s largest employer of trans citizens is also the institution that can blatantly, legally discriminate against them: the U.S. military.
President Obama showed he didn’t share that same sentiment on Wednesday when he invited an out transgender airman from the U.S. Air Force to attend an LGBT pride reception at the White House.
Senior Airman Logan Ireland received the support of his senior military officials, as well. The military can still discharge service members for identifying as trans, but Ireland said he was put on official orders to attend the pride service and was granted an exception to appear in a man’s uniform.
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