Transgender Military Service

Transgender Military Service

The American Medical Association’s House of Delegates unanimously passed a GLMA-led resolution stating “there is no medically valid reason to exclude transgender individuals” from US military service.  Now we wait to see when this resolution is put into policy, and when the policy can actually decrease discrimination against transgender and gender variant individuals.

I have worked with many transgender women and gender variant individuals who have served our country.  I thank you for your service.  The military environment can promote a sense of patriotism in some people; and likewise, it can be conflictual for some people.  The discussions for policy change are starting to happen.  If you need support with your gender journey, please do not hesitate to call.

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Dr. Markheim is a health psychologist and LGBT specialist located in Denver, CO.

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