Should military recruiters be barred from LGBT events, since trans people can’t serve openly?
Jun 26, 2014
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Washington Square West
“Yes, they should be barred. If you can’t support the community in full, you have no business at a community event. It’s really messed up how trans people are treated as subhuman. The military should stop dragging their feet and accept anyone ready to serve.”
“No. That’s being a little too harsh. It looks selfish on the part of the organizers. There will be a time when transgenders are welcome in the military. The community should be more patient. Understand that change takes time.”
“Yes. I wouldn’t want to minimize the issues that trans people face on a regular basis. One form of discrimina-tion isn’t less egregious than another form. So I would support barring military recruiters until they accept transgender service members.”
“Yes. I don’t agree with the military’s anti-transgender policy. Military recruiters should be excluded from LGBT events until trans folks are welcome. I hope excluding the recruiters will apply enough pressure for the military to make the necessary changes.”