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Kat Blaque's Tweets Sum Up How We Feel About Trump's Trans Military Ban

Kat Blaque's Tweets Sum Up How We Feel About Trump's Trans Military Ban

Kat Blaque's Tweets Sum Up How We Feel About Trump's Trans Military Ban

The trans activist and YouTuber made a good point about the military.

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In a series of tweets from earlier this morning, President Donald Trump announced that transgender people are now going to be banned from serving in the United States military. 

As The Advocate points out, under a previous policy announced by Ash Carter (defense secretary under President Obama), trans people were able to serve openly and have access to insurance coverage for transition-related medical procedures since last year. But with Trump's new plans, that policy is now being completely reversed. And rightfully, people everywhere are upset about it.

Trans activist and YouTuber Kat Blaque took to Twitter to point out that while it's extremely bigoted and discriminatory to ban people from an institution based on their gender identity, that doesn't necessarily translate into support for the military and war.

So what are your thoughts on the news of Trump's ban on transgender people serving in the military? Contribute to the conversation in the comments and on Twitter.

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Raffy Ermac

Digital Director, Out.com

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel