Thursday, November 11, 2010
Love To Our TBLG Veterans
One of the things that many people aren't aware of is that Christine Jorgenson, the first transperson to get widespread media coverage in the 50's, was an Army veteran.
Many of those trans vets have served in conflicts ranging from the Korean War to the Gulf ones, and have no doubt there are probably trans vets serving in Afghanistan right now.
Once they have left the military they continue to use the leadership skills they acquired in their various branches of service and use them to benefit the BTLG community by providing leadership for it.
There is even an organization for trans veterans called TAVA, the Transgender American Veterans Association which advocates for the issues germane to trans military vets and the community at large.
But this day is not only to thank the people who put their lives on the line to serve our country, but to also remember those who gave them on distant battlefields.
So yes, much love to our TBLG veterans, and here's hoping that the odious DADT policy becomes a distant memory as well.