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Persisting With Bravery: Trans on Capitol Hill

From the floor of the U.S. House, anti-LGBTQ Congress members were comparing transgender people to eunuchs and castrated slaves, claiming they were a “domestic threat” to the readiness of our troops. They vilified honorable trans military members — pushing to pass an amendment that would ban trans people from serving in the military, then one barring the funding of their transition-related health care, an amendment the Speaker of the House and most Republican members supported.

It was my second week on the job. And I am the only openly trans person working on Capitol Hill.

Continue reading the full article about Brandon Studler on The Advocate.