Service + Solidarity Spotlight: Union Veterans Council and Pride At Work: End Ban on Transgender Service Members


Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

The Union Veterans Council and Pride At Work issued a joint statement Thursday calling for the immediate reversal of the Trump-era ban on patriotic Americans serving in the military. Banning transgender Americans from volunteer military service is an insult to our troops, the LGBTQ community and our nation’s founding principles, the constituency groups said. They added: “We call on the Biden administration to fulfill their campaign pledge to immediately reverse this failed and unprincipled policy and to commit the federal government to rebuilding the careers of service members already affected.”