Magazine article Screen International

'Transparent' Team Blasts Trump Transgender Military Policy

Magazine article Screen International

'Transparent' Team Blasts Trump Transgender Military Policy

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Statement issued by creators and cast takes aim at Trump’s “continued assault on the transgender community”.

When Transparent returns for its fourth season on September 22, the show will not shy away from the political fray.

Jill Soloway and the cast of the Emmy-winning Amazon Studios series have issued a forceful rebuke of President Trump’s proposed plan to ban transgender individuals from serving in the US military.

“We feel very lucky to get to make art inspired by themes of love, home and boundaries, and how they operate in both human beings as well as nations,” the joint statement issued to People on Friday began.

“Sharing this work amidst President Trump’s continued assault on the transgender community is painful. We are outraged that he announced in a tweet that transgender people would not be allowed to serve ‘in any capacity’ in the US military. It is reprehensible to deny an estimated 15,000 current trans service members, and 134,000 trans veterans, the dignity, respect and safety that they deserve,” the statement continued. …

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