WASHINGTON D.C. – The Modern Military Association of America (MMAA), the Nation’s oldest and largest non-profit supporting LGBTQ+ military members and veterans, has partnered with Trans Family Support Services (TFSS) to advocate for and support the needs of families with transgender individuals.
“With the recent attacks on trans youth across this country, it is imperative that we build partnerships like this one with MMAA,” said Kathie Moehlig, TFSS Executive Director. “Together we will bring the experiences and voices of trans dependents to the table, advancing inclusive policies and ensuring that affirming care is available not only for the service member but their loved ones as well.”
So far 2021 has seen the second, and hopefully final, repeal of the transgender military service ban and a formal policy from the Department of Defense for trans inclusion across the services. Unfortunately, there has also been a dramatic spike in anti-trans legislation throughout the country.
“The anti-trans legislation we are seeing across numerous states poses a significant threat to the health, safety, and well-being of the transgender community, especially youth,” said Jennifer Dane, MMAA Executive Director. “Our mission is to support everyone within our LGBTQ+ military and veteran communities, including dependents, and this partnership is another great alliance that will help us do that.”
The Modern Military Association of America (MMAA) is the nation’s largest non-profit organization for LGBTQ service members, military spouses, veterans, and allies. Formed through the merger of the American Military Partner Association and OutServe-SLDN, MMAA is a united voice for the LGBTQ military and veteran community. Find out more at www.ModernMilitary.org.
TransFamily Support Services guides transgender/non-binary youth and their families through the gender transitioning process to help make it the most positive experience possible. We provide family coaching, assistance with healthcare and insurance issues, help navigating the legal system, and support at schools. All services are provided at no fee.
More information on Trans Family Support Services can be found at https://transfamilysos.org/services/