ORLANDO, Fla. (WESH) — For the primary time, the Division of Veterans Affairs will make gender affirmation surgical procedure accessible to transgender veterans.
VA Secretary Denis McDonough made the announcement throughout a Satisfaction Month occasion on the Orlando Vet Heart.
The announcement comes after the Trump administration put a ban on transgender individuals serving within the navy, which was repealed not lengthy after President Joe Biden took workplace.
The approval of gender affirmation advantages is seen as a part of the trouble to make the rights of LGBTQ individuals a precedence.
Central Florida advocates spoke out in assist.
Gina Duncan, director of transgender equality for LGBTQ civil rights group Equality Florida mentioned: “Assist for trans vets and the lifesaving care they should dwell authentically is vital to fulfilling our nation’s promise of caring for individuals who’ve served.