Transgender Americans are among the many service members being honored tomorrow on Veterans’ Day. At NCTE, we applaud their dedication to our country and the sacrifices they have made and, at the same time, decry the ongoing discrimination that transgender veterans face. It is shameful that those who have served their country return home to face prejudice.
We also want to take this opportunity to thank the members of the Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA) for their many years of dedicated advocacy with the Veterans Administration and Department of Defense on behalf of transgender veterans. You can read the results of a survey they conducted about transgender veterans as well as learn more about their organization on the TAVA website.