Monday, August 28, 2017

Transgender Military Service Members At MTV Video Music Awards

MTV invited six transgender military service members to walk the red carpet at the MTV VMAs last night  in response to Donald Trump's newly-issued guidelines banning trans soldiers from the U.S. military.

Walking the red carpet with GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis were service members Sterling James Crutcher, Air Force Airman First Class; Logan B. Ireland, Air Force Staff Sergeant; Akira Wyatt, Navy Corpsman Petty Officer 3rd Class; Brynn Tannehill, Former Navy Lt. Commander; Laila Ireland, Retired Army veteran; and Jennifer Peace, U.S. Army Captain.

Peace said she and her fellow trans service members attended to “tell our stories and help people to realize that trans people are serving in the military just like everyone else.”

"The only thing we're asking for is to be treated just like everyone else in the military and be discriminated against only based on our performance,” Peace added.

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