On July 26, President Trump tweeted that transgender men and women would no longer be allowed to serve in the U.S. military.
In a series of posts, Trump writes, “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. Thank you.”
Miley Cyrus was one of the first celebrities to voice her concern via social media. She posted a message from the Human Rights Campaign that highlighted the 15,000 transgender people currently serving in the U.S. military.
Miley’s caption says, “I am heartbroken today … please don’t erase our progress! We’ve come so far!”
She goes on to say that transgender people who need someone to talk to can reach out to the Instagram account @translifeline. That organization is part of Miley’s Happy Hippies organization. You can find more information on them at HappyHippies.org.