Urgent: The Ban on Transgender Troops Takes Effect. Take Action with Us!

The Trump Administration's ban on transgender troops in the military takes effect Friday, April 12th, 2019. "The new regulation keeps transgender troops from serving in the nation's military openly and also blocks all use of DoD or DHS resources to fund sex reassignment surgical procedures." - CBS News

The LOFT: LGBT Community Center condemns this policy which is harmful, discriminatory, and unacceptable. It is a direct attack on our transgender community.

Click to learn information on how you can show support AGAINST this ban.


Ways to Get Involved

Contact your representatives in Congress

Click here to find your representative and senator(s) in the U.S. Congress.

Click here to view a call script that you can follow when contacting your representative and/or senator in the U.S. Congress


One of the most effective ways you can promote change is to vote! If you are not registered yet, visit the USA.gov voter registration webpage.

Sign Petitions

You can find petitions against the ban on the Internet to sign to promote your views. For example, here is a petition from the Center Action Network you can sign to declare your opposition to Trump's ban.

Take to social media

Spread the word about the transgender military ban and how to fight it through Twitter, Facebook, and other social media. Share links, boost the voices of transgender activists, and voice your own opinions. An example is to share The LOFT's post on Facebook about the trans military ban.


Here are some of the many organizations you can support that are working to fight the transgender ban:


Don't forget that if you need support, The LOFT has free programming for you, including the Transgender Peer Support Group and the Young Adult Transgender Peer Support Group.