Transgender Law Center is disappointed in San Francisco Pride’s decision to welcome, for the first time ever, military recruiters to the city’s annual celebration. While great progress has been made for lesbian, gay, and bisexual people in the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, transgender people are still not permitted to serve openly in the military. Transgender people are routinely discharged from service simply for being their authentic selves. We simply cannot be silent when an avowedly discriminatory organization is invited to be a part of an event that is intended to be inclusive and celebratory of everyone in our community. Transgender Law Center is proud to regularly support many transgender veterans through our legal and advocacy work, and by working hard to ensure we all have fair access to quality health care, housing, and employment, and are able to live authentically, free from discrimination.