World tweets support for transgender troops after Trump announcement

Ironically, President Trump had tweeted he would 'fight' for the LGBT community during his election campaign


Reuters/News Desk July 27, 2017
People protest President Donald Trump's announcement that he plans to reinstate a ban on transgender individuals from serving in any capacity in the US military, in Times Square, in New York City, New York. PHOTO: REUTERS

US President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that transgender people may not serve “in any capacity” in the US military, upending a key policy from Barack Obama’s administration and drawing swift condemnation.

The Republican president's announcement, made through a series of Twitter posts, upended years of efforts to eliminate barriers to military service on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Just last year, the Pentagon ended a prohibition keeping transgender people from serving openly.

Trump says transgender people barred from US military

Ironically, President Trump had tweeted he would 'fight' for the LGBT community during his election campaign.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/742771576039460864

The president's action was condemned by rights groups, Hollywood stars, tech CEOs and lawmakers.

The Canadian military also tweeted in support and welcomed recruits from all gender identities. The tweet included a photo of military band members marching in a parade with rainbow flags fluttering from their instruments.

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Hollywood also called for allowing transgenders to serve:













Tech CEOs used the hashtag #LetThemServe





 

 

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