United States President Trump has just announced a ban on any transgender people from the American military service. The announcement came out VIA Trump’s favourite form of communication… Twitter. The justification of this is that “American forces could not afford the “tremendous medical costs and disruption” of transgender service members”. He is referring to the cost of gender transition and hormone therapy for transgender service members.
The ban is an attack on inclusion and equality and I am by far not the only one who thinks this… Many people have immediately taken to social media to respond to this announcement, show support for the LGBTQ+ community, and protest the ban. This has included Bernie Sanders, Miley Cyrus, Rowan Blanchard, among many many others.
During a time like this seeing people fight hate with such love and support is so valuable and you can easily join in. Here are 10 easy to share images which have been circulating around social media the past few hours. To show your support you can press down and hold to save these images if you’re viewing on mobile or click on them on desktop to access a larger downloadable version. #ProtectTransTroops