Author: LGBT HISTORY ARCHIVES IG:@lgbt_history

202-456-1111
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Call the White House and express, in no uncertain terms, your thoughts on the current president’s vile attack on the rights of your trans siblings: Trans People Are Not A Burden.
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Picture: “WE’RE HERE, WE’RE QUEER, WE HATE THE FUCKING PRESIDENT!,” AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power (ACT UP), New York City, 1990. Photo by Dona Ann McAdams (@leicalola), c/o Bronx Documentary Center. #lgbthistory #HavePrideInHistory #Resist

202-456-1111
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Call the White House and express, in no uncertain terms, your thoughts on the current president’s vile attack on the rights of your trans siblings: Trans People Are Not A Burden.
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Picture: “WE’RE HERE, WE’RE QUEER, WE HATE THE FUCKING PRESIDENT!,” AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power (ACT UP), New York City, 1990. Photo by Dona Ann McAdams (@leicalola), c/o Bronx Documentary Center. #lgbthistory #HavePrideInHistory #Resist

Allison Hannan, member, United States Navy, 2016. Photo by Cassidy DuHon (@cassidyduhon), @theadvocatemag.
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Before the Obama Administration announced its intention to lift the ban on trans people serving openly in the military, there were an estimated 12,800 active-duty trans service members in the United States military. Since the announcement, that number likely has increased dramatically.
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Overall, trans people statistically are more likely to have served in the military than the rest of the population, with one study suggesting a rate of trans participation of 21% compared with 11% of the general population.
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On July 26, 2017, the current U.S. president announced that the military will “not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity.”
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The military, according to the statement, “must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.”
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Be angry. #FuckTrump

Allison Hannan, member, United States Navy, 2016. Photo by Cassidy DuHon (@cassidyduhon), @theadvocatemag.
.
Before the Obama Administration announced its intention to lift the ban on trans people serving openly in the military, there were an estimated 12,800 active-duty trans service members in the United States military. Since the announcement, that number likely has increased dramatically.
.
Overall, trans people statistically are more likely to have served in the military than the rest of the population, with one study suggesting a rate of trans participation of 21% compared with 11% of the general population.
.
On July 26, 2017, the current U.S. president announced that the military will “not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity.”
.
The military, according to the statement, “must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.”
.
Be angry. #FuckTrump

Allison Hannan, member, United States Navy, 2016. Photo by Cassidy DuHon (@cassidyduhon), @theadvocatemag.
.
Before the Obama Administration lifted the ban on trans people serving openly in the military, there were an estimated 12,800 active-duty trans service members in the United States military. Since the lifting of the ban, that number likely has increased dramatically.
.
Overall, trans people statistically are more likely to have served in the military than the rest of the population, with one study suggesting a rate of trans participation of 21% compared with 11% of the general population.
.
On July 26, 2017, the current U.S. president announced that the military no longer will “admit or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity.”
.
The military, according to the statement, “must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.”
.
Be angry. #FuckTrump

For those in the U.S.: Please call the Senate switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to speak to your state’s senators. Demand they save healthcare. And then call again.
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As Ian Millhiser said: “Thousands of lives can be saved if every ‘yes’ vote has the worst night of their life tonight.”
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Picture: “HEALTH CARE IS A RIGHT” – “LIVING WITH HIV,“ ACT UP member, Chicago, Illinois, June 1991. Photo by Genyphyr Novak, c/o Windy City Media. #lgbthistory #HavePrideInHistory #Resist #ActUp #FightBack #FightTrump (at Chicago, Illinois)

For those in the U.S.: Please call the Senate switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to speak to your state’s senators. Demand they save healthcare. And then call again.
.
As Ian Millhiser said: “Thousands of lives can be saved if every ‘yes’ vote has the worst night of their life tonight.”
.
Picture: “HEALTH CARE IS A RIGHT” – “LIVING WITH HIV,“ ACT UP member, Chicago, Illinois, June 1991. Photo by Genyphyr Novak, c/o Windy City Media. #lgbthistory #HavePrideInHistory #Resist #ActUp #FightBack #FightTrump (at Chicago, Illinois)

National Gay & Lesbian March, Paris, France, June 18, 1983. Photo © Jearld Moldenhauer. #lgbthistory #HavePrideInHistory #Resist #BastilleDay (at Paris, France)

National Gay & Lesbian March, Paris, France, June 18, 1983. Photo © Jearld Moldenhauer. #lgbthistory #HavePrideInHistory #Resist #BastilleDay (at Paris, France)

“SODOM TODAY, GOMORRAH THE WORLD,” Alan Bray (October 13, 1948 – November 25, 2001), Gay Pride Rally, London, United Kingdom, July 1979. Photo © Terry Waller. #lgbthistory #HavePrideInHistory #Resist #LondonPride #Mood (at London, United Kingdom)