Laverne Cox Responds To Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

Because Donald Trump’s military ban of transgender individuals is idiotic and prejudiced, we’ll be publishing responses from the LGBTQ and military communities. They sometimes overlap. That’s the point.

“Orange Is The New Black” star Laverne Cox is unimpressed with Donald Trump’s transgender military ban.

“I have met many transgender Americans over the years who have served or are currently serving our country in the military. I have heard from them humiliating stories of being misgendered and experiencing various kinds of mistreatment when they are willing to put their lives on the line in ways many of us would never do including our current President,”she told Entertainment Weekly. “This latest reversal of another Obama administration policy continues to send the message to trans Americans that our lives, our safety and service are less valuable and unwanted in this country, the country I love and hold so dear.”

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