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How Violence Against Trans People Becomes the Status Quo

As a gender nonconforming queer person from a military family, this has been a rough week for my people. I have deep political and spiritual convictions that call me, personally, to demand an end to our military industrial complex. That conversation is deeply nuanced and complicated for me. And, at the same time, the rumors this week of a ban on trans people joining the military has also taken me way back to my childhood, being raised slightly-off base in a military town. Growing up, I learned some basic lessons in kindergarten with the other Army/Navy kids. Lessons like: It is never acceptable to tell someone they don't belong, or hurt them, just because they are different than you. If some

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