Trump signs memo to begin transgender military ban আপডেট: 26-08-2017   
A month after a contoversial move to ban transgender people, US President Donald Trump has ordered the military to comply. His decision has caused distress to thousands of trans army personnel already serving. Friday's White House memorandum instructed the U.S. Defense Department to reverse an Obama-era policy that allowed transgender men and women to serve openly in the American armed forces from June 2016. Although it was never formally implemented, many transgender army personnel came out in anticipation of the more open policy, and have now been left in a vulnerable position, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights campaigners say.