How many?

Trans in military

A survey that asked, “Have you ever been a member of the armed forces?” received 6,546 “valid responses.” From that, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality inexplicably concluded that “approximately 15,500 transgender individuals are serving on active duty or in the Guard or Reserve forces.” IOW, 1.2 percent.

Another study, one that was sponsored by the military, estimated that “the number of transgender individuals currently serving in the active component of the U.S. military at between 1,320 and 6,630 out of a total of about 1.3 million service members.” IOW, between 0.1 and 0.5 percent.

The first number makes no sense, given that the estimated trans population in America is only around 0.3 percent.

I’m inclined to believe in the lowest end of the estimates. For one thing, the highest figure for active duty was inappropriately extrapolated from a sample that included any past service. For another, I just find it difficult to believe that the average transsexual would want the military life.



Filed under Armed Forces, Culture Wars, Gender

2 responses to “How many?

  1. Pistol Pete

    Huckabee Sanders: If You Only Have Questions on Transgender, Briefing’s Over
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders very calmly and very demurely and very directly threatened to shut down the briefing Wednesday if all the press wanted to talk about was President Trump’s decision to ban transgenders from the military.

    Of course, this decision affects about .00001 percent of the population. That is, the number of people who, coincidentally, want to serve in the military and also want to change their sex. But for the Washington elites, this is a question of immense concern, a do or die proposition, and an attempt by Trump to tear up the Constitution and use it for drywall in one of his buildings.


  2. chrissythehyphenated

    My mind is totally boggled by the very idea that anyone anywhere thought it was a good idea for SOLDIERS to be taking major time off to get their crotches altered.