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A Turning Point for Trans Rights: President Biden’s Order Lifting the Trans Military Ban

January 27, 20211 pm PT/3 pm CT/4 pm ET

Moderated by: Imani Rupert-Gordon, NCLR Executive Director
Shannon Minter, NCLR Legal Director

Special Guests: Blaire McIntyre, Plaintiff, McIntyre v. Whitman
Nicolas Talbott, Plaintiff, Stockman v. Trump
Jennifer L. Levi, Esq., GLTBQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) Transgender Rights Project Director
Join Legal Director of NCLR Shannon Minter, Transgender Rights Project Director of GLAD Jennifer Levi, and plaintiffs Nicolas Talbott and Blaire McIntyre as they discuss the impacts of President Biden’s lifting of the transgender military ban and how it marks a turning point for transgender rights.

Blaire McIntryre (plaintiff, McIntyre v. Whitmer) is a Specialist in the Michigan Army National Guard and previously served in the active-duty Army 101st Airborne Division. She currently works as a uniformed civilian National Guard employee specializing in armament.

Nicolas Talbott (plaintiff, Stockman v. Trump) is an aspiring service member from southeastern Ohio. Nic was enrolled in his university’s Army ROTC program before the transgender military ban went into effect and now seeks to return to ROTC with the goal of commissioning as an Intelligence Officer.