Willing To Serve

The military of the United States is a voluntary force. People willingly enlist to serve and defend. Our service people come from all walks of life which in my view makes it better. Some of these folks are from the LGBTQ community and when they join they willingly give their service and their lives to the protection of people who seek to make their lives very difficult and will discriminate against them for living their truth.

Transgender service people should have the right to serve. They just want the same right to life, liberty and happiness guaranteed to all citizens of the United States. It matters not to me a persons orientation or gender because they are willing to do what I didn’t and what some in leadership in this country didn’t and that is to put on a uniform of their country and to offer all they have so that others might be free.

Thanks to all who served from every walk of life. Past, present, future.

Author: Tony "T-Bird" Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist, and blogger. I'm married to Laura and Cody is our dog. Daily I work for a blood bank. My blog is where I chronicle and curate the sacred, serious, and silly things in my life. I am a member of The Episcopal Church. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace, and love!

6 thoughts on “Willing To Serve”

  1. Love, love, love this post! Thank you on behalf of all people for saying these things. Whether gay, transgender, or purple…these are PEOPLE! I’m proud to have you as my newest blogger friend. Keep on keepin’ on! (insert applause!)

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  2. Breaks my heart how much time we spend on treating the “other” so differently, so distantly all based on some ridiculous fear or discomfort. I am so sick and tired of it – our country should be better than this. I agree with you, I don’t care what gender someone is — if they are willing to serve our country, then I honor them, praise them, thank them for their courage. God bless them. And God forgive us for all the stupidity and ridiculousness we continue to display in those that we perceive as being “different” than us. And when I say “us”, I mean the idiots who keep trying to divide us… Ugghhh…

    Great and important post.



  3. The Trans ban is so hurtful to all who have served. I respect anyone that chooses to serve in the military. Trans people should not be barred from a legitimate source of income simply because of who they are.


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