Podcast

A Crisis Moment for the LGBT Community

Michele and Igor discuss President Trump's announcement to bar transgender people from serving—in any capacity—in the nation's armed forces.

This week, Michele and Igor sit down with Aubrey Sarvis, a champion of LGBT rights, U.S. Army veteran, and former executive director of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, a group that was instrumental in the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell.” They discuss President Donald Trump’s most recent Twitter announcement: The United States will bar transgender people from serving—in any capacity—in the nation’s armed forces.

Learn more about the podcast here.

Michele Jawando is a vice president at the Center for American Progress. Igor Volsky is a vice president at the Center. Sally Tucker is the radio coordinator for Communications at the Center. Rachel Rosen is the senior director of Broadcast Communications at the Center.

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Authors

Michele L. Jawando

Vice President

Igor Volsky

Vice President

Sally Tucker

Broadcast Coordinator

Rachel Rosen

Senior Director, Broadcast Communications

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