Trump signs memo banning transgender enlistments

The author served 7 years active, did two tours and enlisted in the National guard where as an Infantry SSG she performed hundreds of military funerals.

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Trump made it official Friday by signing a memo instructing the armed forces to stop accepting transgender enlistments. The orange draft dodger’s memo also instructed the services to stop paying for transgender surgeries but it isn’s clear if that includes HRT.

The Hill reports Trump’s memo bars transgender people from enlisting, but instructs Secretary of Defense James Mattis to further explore how to handle transgender people currently serving in the armed forces.

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Trumos memo also requests that the Pentagon develop an implementation plan for the ban by Feb. 21 2018, to be put in place on March 23, 2018.

On a call with reporters prior to the memo’s release, a White House official said Trump “spoke passionately” about the freedoms of the LGBT community, but based the policy on a “series of national security considerations,” according to reports.

Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement that “the Department of Defense has received formal guidance from the White House in reference to transgender personnel serving in the military.”

More information on the guidance will be provided early next week, Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col Paul Haverstick told The Hill.

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Kelli Busey an outspoken gonzo style journalist has been writing since 2007. In 2008, she brought the Dallas Advocate on-line and has articles published by the Reconciling Ministries Network, The Transsexual Menace, The Daily Kos, Frock Magazine the TransAdvocate, the Dallas Voice and The Advocate. Kelli, an avid runner is editor in chief at Planet Transgender which she founded in 2007.

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