Transgender Ban: For Real?

Today, I went to Youtube, like any person of today, and realized that Trump put a ban on transgender people. They are banned from serving the military.

I was so mad, that I punched the laptop screen.

I do not view being transgender as a mental illness. Oh my goodness, I might get hateful comments for this, but I believe this is unfair. So what if the soldier next to you is actually a girl in a boy’s body? Or the other way around? If they can fight and serve as well as many other soldiers, it shouldn’t matter what gender they specify themselves with.

I have noticed the comments, and I feel that a war has arrived because of the ban. The weapons are words, typed or spoken, between people who do or do not support this ban.

In his tweet, Donald Trump stated that one of the reasons he puts this ban is because of the medical costs for transgender people in the military. But, research shows that much of the military spending isn’t on to these people in service. The military spends 2.4 to 8.4 million dollars for their health every year, according to the Washington Post. Then spends 41.6 million dollars on Viagra. Therefore, medical costs cannot be the reason.

If you do not think that this is wrong, get this: he broke a promise.

One of his campaign promises was in a tweet that stated, ” Thank you to the LGBT community! I will fight for you while Hillary brings in more people that will threaten your freedoms and beliefs.” People like Caitlyn Jenner fell for that, so when the ban came out, she tweeted,” There are 15,000 patriotic transgender Americans in the US military fighting for all of us. What happened to your promise to fight for them?”

A lot of people probably feel anger to her for supporting him, and saying, “That’s what you get,”, but I feel pity. I feel sorry for her. She must’ve really believed things were looking up for people like her, only to realize the man she supported only cared for himself.

We have to remember this, transgender people are not different from us. They aren’t mentally ill; just people in a uncomfortable situation. If they want to serve, let them. Their gender orientation will not affect physical effort or loyalty to state. In fact, I am thankful for their service.

I am speaking out about this because I have to. Months ago, I gushed over a video fighting against homophobia and transphobia. I have to be there for the LGBTQ community, or I am nothing more than a hypocrite who writes fantasies. My beliefs that they deserve justice are staying. That I know is certain.

Sincerely Yours,