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The Battle Over Transgender Military Members

THE BATTLE OVER TRANSGENDER SOLDIERS IN THE U.S. MILITARY

 
 

VICE // PRODUCER & SECOND CAMERA OPERATOR 

Transgender soldiers in the U.S. military are facing an uncertain future under President Trump. This August, we spent time with Rachel Waverly, a former solider who believes her discharge was based on issues surrounding her gender identity. Even though Rachel's dismissal was in motion months before Trump's proposed ban was announced, her story highlights how current military bureaucracy makes it easy to get rid of anyone deemed "unwanted" by the military - with or without a official ban.