ICYMI: 56 Retired Admirals and Generals, Congressional Republicans and Democrats, and 70% of Americans Oppose President Trump’s Ban on Transgender Service Members

An overwhelming majority – 70% of Americans – support allowing transgender Americans to serve in our nation’s armed forces

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NEW YORK – GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today released the following list to remind the media and public just how unpopular President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender service members was two years ago. The list of people opposing the Trump Administration’s ban, which prevents transgender Americans from serving in our nations armed forces, includes more than fifty-six retired general and admirals, sixteen Republican members of Congress, every Democratic member of Congress, and seventy-percent of Americans. Below is a partial list provided by GLAAD:

Republican Elected Leaders Opposing Trump’s Ban on Transgender Service Members

Former Sen. McCain (AZ)

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (AK)

Sen. Joni Ernst (IA)

Sen. Dan Sullivan (AK)

Sen. Susan Collins (ME)

Sen. Richard Shelby (AL)

Former Sen. Orrin Hatch (UT)

Rep. John Katko (NY)

Rep. Trey Hollingsworth (IN)

Rep. Will Hurd (TX)

Rep. Tom Reed (NY)

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA)

Former Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL)

Gov. Kim Reynolds (IA)

Gov. Chris Sununu (NH)
Gov. Gary Herbert (UT)

Democratic Elected Leaders Opposing Trump’s Ban on Transgender Service Members

Every Democratic Member of the U.S. House from 116th Congress

Every Democratic U.S. Senator from 115th Congress

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (NY)

Gov. Gavin Newsom (CA)


Not only has GLAAD condemned the administration’s attempt to prevent transgender Americans from serving the United States, but GLAAD also supported the production and publicity of TransMilitary, a documentary which tells the stories about the brave trans soldiers currently our country. GLAAD presented a copy of the documentary to every member of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Military Personnel ahead of the subcommittee’s hearing on the topic on February 27. TransMilitary is now available on iTunes and Amazon.

The Trump Administration’s ban on transgender service members are a part of the more than 100 attacks the administration has made against LGBTQ Americans in policy or rhetoric since 2017. To see the entire list of attacks on Trump’s attacks on LGBTQ Americans and for more information on GLAAD’s Trump Accountability Project, go to www.glaad.org/trump