Rainbow Elder Care of Greater Dayton exists to ensure that LGBT elders in our area are cared for and treated with respect and dignity wherever they live and work. Trump’s tweeted statement reinstating an old ban on individuals who are transgender from serving in the United States military is abhorrent and dangerous. It belies the very idea that ALL Americans, no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity, deserve equal treatment and respect. This action does not just take the United States backward, it also denigrates the service of more than 15,000 transgender Americans who have served – and who greatly love – our country.
Rainbow Elder Care stands with our transgender brothers and sisters who serve in our armed forces, and with their families. We will lend our voice and actions to help stop this bigoted effort, and we want to affirm to all our transgender sisters and brothers that you are loved and valued. We are one in this struggle. We will fight for and with you.
We urge the Trump administration to immediately reverse this decision, and we call upon our fellow LGBT and allied organizations to join us in condemning this bigoted stance against fellow human beings.