What Does The End Of DADT Mean For The Transgendered?


Staff Sergeant Rebecca Grant toured overseas in Bosnia and Iraq. In 2009, a fellow soldier revealed that Grant is transgender, leading to her official discharge earlier this month. While she told WFPL News in Louisville, Ky., that getting rid of "don't ask, don't tell" is a positive step in the right direction, she added that there's still no protection for transgender people serving in the military…Currently, eight U.S. allies permit transgender people to serve openly, including the Czech Republic, Israel, and Great Britain. U.S. Army regulations state that transgender people are unfit to serve. Grant was discharged because of gender identity disorder.