Monday, November 1, 2021

November 10th Program on Gender Equality in the Military

The 19th is hosting an interesting program on November 10th at 1 p.m. EST on Gender Equality in the Military. The 19th is an "independent nonprofit newsroom reporting at the intersection of gender, politics and policy." Here is the event summary: 

Women and LGBTQ+ people have served in the military since before the nation’s founding. But until very recent history, they’ve been barred from leadership roles and from serving openly as their whole selves.

Since 2011 though, LGBTQ+ people have been able to serve, openly, in the military. And since 2014, women have been eligible to apply for combat jobs. In the last five years, transgender service members have been able to access gender-affirming health care and assured that they cannot be involuntarily discharged or denied reenlistment solely on the basis of gender identity. A modern military force requires the best and the bravest among us to enlist — and by adopting more inclusive policies, the military can attract and retain the most capable members. 

Join The 19th for conversations with those who serve and lead in the military about the impact changing policies on their ability to serve. How is the Biden administration thinking about gender inclusivity? What are the chilling effects of sexual assault on those who serve? And how are veterans finding the support they need after they return home? 

Registration is free. Interested readers can register here.

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