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President Biden Rescinds Trans Military Ban

February 3, 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.’”




PFLAG is an organization of LGBTQ+ people, parents, families, and allies who work together to create an equitable and inclusive world. We are hundreds of thousands of people and hundreds of chapters from coast to coast who are leading with love to support families, educate allies, and advocate for just, equitable, and inclusive legislation and policies. Since our founding in 1973, PFLAG works every day to ensure LGBTQ+ people everywhere are safe, celebrated, empowered and loved. Learn more, find support, donate, and take action at PFLAG.org.

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