January 25, 2021

The Time for a Fully Inclusive Military is Now

Statement by Brian K. Bond, Executive Director of PFLAG National:

“Today, President Biden rectified a grievous harm to our military caused by former President Trump’s trans military ban. When the past administration issued its ban on service by transgender people in 2017, they not only affected those who wear the uniform. They also impacted military dependents, including PFLAG military families across the country, who found themselves shunned on base, or without adequate resources for health care, education, and safe housing simply because the servicemember or their family member is transgender. There is still work to do to ensure harm to our military families can no longer be caused by the stroke of a pen. PFLAG commits to working with Congress and the Biden-Harris administration to completely end ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’"



Laura McGinnis, Media Relations Manager