San Francisco, CA – Earlier this morning, President Trump tweeted a statement indicating that the US
would no longer “accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the US Military,”
effectively overturning a policy of open acceptance set by the Obama administration in 2016. President
Trump went on to cite the “tremendous medical costs and disruption” that transgender soldiers and
military personnel would cause.
As a transgender-serving organization responsible for TRANS:THRIVE, San Francisco’s first and largest
comprehensive transgender health program, we are appalled by this policy shift affecting between