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GMHC Responds to President Trump










Contact: Danielle Schlanger | 646-200-5309 |

New York, NY-- The following is a statement from GMHC CEO Kelsey Louie in response to the Trump administration’s call for a ban on transgender people serving in the U.S. military:

“President Trump’s proposed ban on transgender people from serving in the military is a direct affront to the thousands of transgender service members who have made tremendous sacrifices for our freedom. Today, more than 6,000 transgender and gender non-conforming Americans proudly serve in the armed forces. This dramatic change in policy devalues their contributions to our country, and effectively creates a second-class citizenship for those who identify as transgender. It is an enormous setback in the fight for equality.
Supporting our troops means supporting every person that serves in uniform—this patriotism should start with our commander in chief. GMHC will continue to fight any assault on LGBT rights, and will not stop until all Americans have the opportunity to serve as they are.”     

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