Shane Ortega: Fighting for Transgender Rights in the Military
May 8, 2017 · 36 min
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Shane Ortega (the first transgender person to serve openly in the military) talks about why his mom was the motivation behind him joining the military, specifically to fight the bans that kept LGBTQ people from serving openly. He also discusses building queer and trans communities in the armed forces and the privilege he experiences due to the high value culture places on masculinity.

LGBTQ&A is hosted by Jeffrey Masters. @jeffmasters1

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