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New Study: Transgender Troops Face Rampant Discrimination

A gay member of the US Air Force who chooses to not be identified reads a copy of the new magazine 'OutServe' intended for ac
A gay member of the US Air Force who chooses to not be identified reads a copy of the new magazine 'OutServe' intended for actively serving lesbian, gay, bi, and transgender, US military members September 15, 2011 in Washington, DC. The magzine released their first issue in June 2011. The 18-year-old 'Don't Ask, Don't tell' policy, which bars openly gay individuals from serving in the military, was voted down by US Congress last December, but will not officially end until September 20, 2011, under terms laid out by lawmakers unless there is some unforseen delay. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES — While transgender people serve in the military at a rate double the general population, they nonetheless face discrimination during and after service, according to a new study.

The study titled “Still Serving in Silence: Transgender Service Members and Veterans in the National Transgender Discrimination Survey” is authored by Jody L. Herman, Williams Institute manager of transgender research, and Jack Harrison-Quintana, policy institute manager at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

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