DMUtalks presents: Marching Forward, Rolling Back: President Trump and the Transgender Military Ban

When:
February 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
2018-02-13T18:00:00+00:00
2018-02-13T18:30:00+00:00
Where:
De Montfort University
Gateway House
Leicester LE1 9BH
UK
Cost:
Free
Contact:
De Montfort University
01162506066

This lecture explores President Donald Trump’s attempted transgender military ban via a series of tweets last year. His attempt to ban transgender Americans from serving in the military was met by bewilderment by unprepared generals and a strong backlash from other quarters. The courts have ruled against the president for now, but the next decision on the matter is due in March 2018. These events offer an insight into transgender rights and wider LGBTQ issues in the US at a time when many people feel inclusivity is under
significant threat.