President Trump’s action on transgender military service weakens America

The United States of America is made stronger when all its residents are able to live fully as themselves.

President Trump’s announcement today that the United States military will not “accept or allow” transgender service members weakens our national security and insults the dignity of transgender Americans—including the thousands currently serving in our armed forces.

For nearly 30 years, Harlem United has been providing hope, health, and healing to our communities in Harlem and beyond—communities that include transgender New Yorkers, veterans, and transgender veterans. We are proud to serve them all, we are thankful for their presence, and we will continue to fight for their rights and dignity at all levels of government and society.