Trevor Project Responds to Trump Tweet Banning Transgender Servicemembers: Wrong and Unpatriotic

Trevor Project Stands With Transgender Servicemembers

Policies that deny individuals basic equality, dignity, and the right to earn a living in their chosen career have no place in this country.

The Trevor Project, the nation’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ youth, responds to President Trump’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the military. The following statement is from Trevor Project CEO and Executive Director Amit Paley.

“President Trump’s actions to ban transgender people from serving in the military is wrong and unpatriotic. Transgender people, including many trans youth, are already heroically serving their country in our military with bravery and distinction. Policies that deny individuals basic equality, dignity, and the right to earn a living in their chosen career have no place in this country. This action harms the mental health of an entire community that is already disproportionately a target of discrimination and hate and at elevated risk of suicidal ideation. The Trevor Project stands proudly with our heroic transgender service members and urges the Trump Administration to ensure that all Americans—regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation—can serve their country openly and free of discrimination.”

The Trevor Project is here 24/7/365 for transgender service members, and anyone else in the community who needs someone to talk to. Call our 24/7 lifeline at 1-866-488-7386. Text and chat counseling is available from 3-10pm EST every day at http://www.thetrevorproject.org/help

The Trevor Project is the leading and only accredited national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay,…

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