Episode 57: Mic Drop

Army veteran, Air Force spouse and transgender equality advocate Laila Ireland joins us to talk about issues facing transgender service members.

 

When President Donald Trump tweeted his proposed ban on transgender military service this summer, our community was flabbergasted and confused. This week we turn to advocate Laila Ireland to update us on what we can do as a community to support transgender service members, transgender military spouses and their families.

Army veteran, Air Force spouse and transgender equality advocate Laila Ireland joins us to talk about issues facing transgender service members.

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This Week’s Guest: Laila Ireland, Transgender Military Advocate

Army veteran, Air Force spouse and transgender equality advocate Laila Ireland joins us to talk about issues facing transgender service members today and what we can do as a community to support each other. She and her husband Staff Sergeant Logan Ireland courageously came out as transgender service members by sharing their story in the Emmy®-nominated New York Times short film “Transgender, at War and in Love.” They both will be featured in the forthcoming documentary, “TransMilitary.” 

Army veteran, Air Force spouse and transgender equality advocate Laila Ireland joins us to talk about issues facing transgender service members.
Laila Ireland, a transgender military spouse and membership director of the organization Service Members, Partners, Allies for Respect and Tolerance for All, or SPART*A, poses in her hotel room while visiting Washington, D.C., on July 27, 2017. (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Redux)

Her 2017 was pretty crazy – from meeting Ellen DeGeneres to walking the red carpet at the VMAs, we can’t wait to see what 2018 holds for her. To follow her journey, follow her on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and TransMilitary so you can see the documentary when it premieres.

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National Geographic’s new documentary series “The Long Road Home” held its premiere in Los Angeles and some of our favorite military spouses were there. Army Wife 101 snagged photos with stars from the movie, family members and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Will you be watching? It premieres on November 7. 

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