“Ad­min­is­tra­tively I shouldn’t ex­ist. But I dndoo ex­ist, so that’s still the prob­lem.”

GA Voice - - Outspoken -

— Sgt. Shane Ortega, a he­li­copter crew chief in the Army’s 25th In­fantry Di­vi­sion in Hawaii. Ortega is a trans­gen­der man and could face be­ing dis­charged be­cause the U.S. mil­i­tary does not cur­rently al­low trans peo­ple to serve openly. The ACLU filed a pe­ti­tion in Septem­ber on be­half of Ortega and other trans­gen­der sol­diers to halt sep­a­ra­tion pro­ceed­ings.

(The Wash­ing­ton Post, April 9)

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