'Don't Ask, Don't Tell': Transgender Officers On Secretly Serving In The U.S. Military (VIDEO)

Huffington Post
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September 27, 2012

"Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” may have been repealed a year ago, but transgender people are still banned from serving in the military. Tackling the issue is HuffPost Live’s Marc Lamont Hill, who is joined by former U.S. Navy pilot Brynn Tannehill, legal director for Service Members Legal Defense Network David McKean, President of Transgender American Vetrans Association Monica Helms, Communications Director at Outserve Sue Fulton, and Olivia, who is a transgender service member currently serving in the U.S. Navy.

Brynn, a transgender former U.S. Navy Pilot, noted, “I always really, really, really wanted to fly...I felt like I could fake it until I make it, and unfortunately it doesn’t work out that way.”