Features Jun 19, 2019 at 4:00 am

I would know. I served in the military under "don't ask, don't tell."

Rachelle Abellar



DADT forced patriotic service members to serve while denying WHO we loved.

This trans ban forces patriotic service members to serve while denying ourselves the ability to love ourselves. Loving our jobs while hating ourselves isn't just schizophrenic, it's dangerous.

To my sisters and brothers carrying this burden without even the ability to seek qualified counseling without fear of discovery, you are not alone. You are loved.

Kelli Beth
USN Retired


Trump. Pence, and their followers blindsided by hatred, homophobia, misogyny, and racism are cruel and wrong. ITMFA!

@1 Kelly L: +1. Agreed and seconded. Thank you for serving our country. I am a veteran, too.

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