Transgender Service Members Walk Red Carpet At MTV's VMAs


Jennifer Peace and Navy corpsman Akira Wyatt, and trans veterans Laila Ireland and Brynn Tannehill all walked the red carpet alongside leaders from GLAAD and SPARTA (and LGBTQIA service members and support group). Earlier this week, the Department of Defence confirmed to Variety that MTV had requested the presence of transgender military members, but the government agency was still reviewing the request.

Just a year prior, the Obama administration ended the ban on transgender people openly serving, but Trump's tweets appeared to reverse the decision.

In the wake of the headline-making announcement many transgender service members spoke out about the news to PEOPLE, with Peace saying that eliminating transgender service members would not only put her out of a job, but would have immediate repercussions on her wife and three kids.

"Any patriot who is putting their own life at risk to fight for our freedom and stands for equality is a hero at MTV, and to young people everywhere", McCarthy explained.

Last week, the President issued a memo to the Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, and the Secretary of Homeland Security, acting secretary Elaine Duke, asking them to terminate the "policy and practice" of allowing transgender people to serve in the country's military.

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On Friday, Trump signed a memorandum barring the military from accepting transgender men and women as recruits.

There is no known number for how many transgender people serve in the USA military.

The soldiers told Billboard they were humbled by the invitation. Last year, Beyonce arrived with mothers of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Michael Brown and Oscar Grant III.

"We would be honored if they could attend", MTV President Chris McCarthy told NBC News in a statement.

Katy Perry hosts the 2017 VMAs, which kicks off at 8pm (9am Eastern Standard time) from the Forum in Inglewood, Calif.


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