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Transgender Airman: ‘I Would Like To See Them Try To Kick Me Out Of My Military’

An airman has said ‘I’d like to see them try to kick me out of my military’, following President Donald Trump’s abrupt announcement that the trans community would be banned from serving in the armed forces.

Trump announced: ‘After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.

‘Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.’

In response to the shocking ban, prominent transgender security forces airman Staff Sgt. Logan Ireland said: ‘You are not going to deny me my right to serve my country when I am fully qualified and able and willing to give my life.’

‘I would like to see them try to kick me out of my military’, he told Air Force Times.

After President Trump’€™s surprise announcement Wednesday barring transgender people from serving €œin any capacity in the military, one prominent transgender airman said he’€™s more determined than ever to continue serving in the Air Force.
“I would like to see them try to kick me out of my military,€ Staff Sgt. Logan Ireland said in an interview with Air Force Times. “You are not going to deny me my right to serve my country when I am fully qualified and able and willing to give my life.â€
Other transgender service members expressed the same determination to stay in uniform in interviews with Military Times.A Texas teen who ran into a church half-naked saying she was raped was indicted for what turned out to be an elaborate hoax.
Breana Harmon, 19, was charged Wednesday with two counts of tampering with physical evidence and two counts of tampering with a government record, which are felonies, according to the Herald Democrat.
Officials said that teen, who also uses the last name Talbott, made a false report to police on March 8 claiming to have been abducted and gang-raped behind a church in Denison, Texas.

Other trans servicemen and women remained defiant in the face of Trump’s ban on them serving ‘in any capacity’.

Sgt. Jack Schuler a transgender man and Army reservist, who serves as a chemical operations specialist, said: ‘I love serving this country and its people,” he said. ”I love being a part of this military family.

‘My dream is to retire after a long career. I’m not going anywhere, anytime soon.’

Despite Trump’s abrupt announcement, there has been no policy or information the procedure for trans people who already serve in the US military.

Demonstrators flocked to a military recruiting station in New York City and a plaza named after a San Francisco gay rights icon to protest against Donald Trump’s abrupt ban on transgender people serving in the US military.

Hundreds gathered around the US Armed Forces recruiting station in Times Square, holding signs saying ‘Resist!’.

Demonstrator Yael Leberman said transgender people ‘are completely adequate to serve’ and combat was ‘not about physical, it’s about mental’ abilities.

NEW YORK – JULY 26: After a series of tweets by President Donald Trump, which proposed to ban transgender people from military service, thousands of New Yorkers took the streets of in opposition on July 26, 2017 in New York City. Thousands of transgender soldiers are currently serving in all branches of the United States Armed forces. PHOTOGRAPH BY Michael Nigro / Pacific Press / Barcroft Images London-T:+44 207 033 1031 E:hello@barcroftmedia.com – New York-T:+1 212 796 2458 E:hello@barcroftusa.com – New Delhi-T:+91 11 4053 2429 E:hello@barcroftindia.com www.barcroftimages.com
NEW YORK – JULY 26: After a series of tweets by President Donald Trump, which proposed to ban transgender people from military service, thousands of New Yorkers took the streets of in opposition on July 26, 2017 in New York City. Thousands of transgender soldiers are currently serving in all branches of the United States Armed forces. PHOTOGRAPH BY Michael Nigro / Pacific Press / Barcroft Images London-T:+44 207 033 1031 E:hello@barcroftmedia.com – New York-T:+1 212 796 2458 E:hello@barcroftusa.com – New Delhi-T:+91 11 4053 2429 E:hello@barcroftindia.com www.barcroftimages.com

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