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Pro and con on the military's transgender ban

To the editor: Thank you for publicizing the U.S. military's ban on transgender service members and that it is based on outdated, inaccurate information. ("It's time to end the ban against transgender soldiers," Editorial, July 23) I am a former Army infantry colonel who is transgender. I transitioned eight years ago and immediately lost my job as a government contractor and lead instructor at the Army Force Management School at Ft. Belvoir, Va. I went on to serve 21/2 years as a senior analyst at the Pentagon and three years as a regional human relations director with the U.S. Forest Service. On June 5, with other transgender veterans, I sat in the Pentagon...

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