U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Shane Ortega, Dr. Remolia Simpson, U.S. Army Reserve veteran Jason Lindsay, and Sue Fulton.
An NBC News Special Report
by John Paul Brammer
This year has seen renewed struggles for transgender service members who were left in the dark following tweets from President Trump about a ban on trans people in the armed forces.
The ban has since been blocked, but for many LGBTQ service members, the effect was chilling and reminiscent of "don't ask, don't tell," which saw many people discharged from service for their identity.
However, advocates and allies have doubled down on their work, including LGBTQ veterans. On Veterans Day, we celebrate the contributions members of the community have made to better the lives of other service members.
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