I would have been fired if I worked in the US Air Force

Sometimes it is easy to forget that Sweden is a really good place to live, for instance if you are a transsexual person. Even more if you happen to have chosen to devote your life to work in the armed forces. Some may have heard of the US policies called ”Don´t ask – Don´t tell” which in essence says that you can be gay just as long no one knows. And the employer is not allowed to ask if you are. If someone finds out – you are discharged. The same goes for transsexuals, they are also discharged if they starts their transition while in the US Armed Forces. Makes me really sad. Read more here. Compare that to IBM who not only allows transsexuals in the company, they also pays for your medical care!


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  1. Usch! This makes me so ashamed of my country! And on top of it all, list the discharge as ”sexual perversion”. 🙁

  2. Thanks for dropping by! I see what you mean and it is interesting that the spectrum is so wide in the US. From the most tolerant LGBT communities in San Francisco to the very conservative US military code of conduct….

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