AnnotatedBibliography: Military Transgender PolicyENG1200,English Composition IIDec6, 2017CoralinS. HenryProfessorBomhower, M. PH.
D.CSouthUniversity Ross,A. (2013, December 2). THE INVISIBLE ARMY: WHY THE MILITARY NEEDS TO RESCIND ITSBAN ON TRANSGENDER SERVICE MEMBERS. Retrieved December 6, 2017, from http://eds.
edmc.edu/eds/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=2&sid=4a5d7d9a-e7d9-4536-95e9-af829ec91dbe%40sessionmgr4010This article discussed theattention received by the well-publicized repeal of the law “Don’t Ask, Don’tTell” put in place by the military to ban transgender service members. Thepolicy is summarized and both sides were addressed. Ross does a great job atexplaining the details of the policy and to whom it applies. She outlines somefundamental problems regarding the way that transgenders are addressed and howthey are ostracized in o a certain category almost as though they aren’thuman. The military felt as though they could not properly serve in their”condition” therefore they banned them from service.
Ross’ rhetoric was soft asnot to offend the reader. Montegary,L. (2015, June 1). Militarizing US Homonormativities: The Making of “Ready,Willing and Able” Gay Citizens. Retrieved December 8, 2017, fromhttp://eds.
a.ebscohost.com.southuniversity.libproxy.edmc.edu/eds/detail/detail?vid=7&sid=4dc14b54-472d-4eab-a467-0d183422ffad%40sessionmgr4010&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWRzLWxpdmU%3d#db=qth&AN=102385115The article looks at themovement to repeal the U.
S. military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) policy. Itwas regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) military personneland their ability to serve.
Careful focus is given to the anti-DADT work ofEric Alva, a gay Latino marine, with the organization the Human Rights Campaign(HRC). Details on Alva’s identity as a person of color and a disabled man arepresented. Montegary addressed his citizenship and the fact of him still beingallowed to serve as an immigrant but his rights as a human were suspending himfrom serving in the military. Montegary effectively addressed the opponentwithout becoming harsh in her rhetoric even was thought to have been a majorcivil rights victory and other scholars and activists refused to applaud therepeal movement’s success. Folaron,I., & Lovasz, M.
(2016, October 1). Military Considerations in TranssexualCare of the Active Duty Member. Retrieved December 6, 2017, fromhttp://eds.
libproxy.edmc.edu/eds/detail/detail?vid=13=4dc14b54-472d-4eab-a467-0d183422ffad%40sessionmgr4010=JnNpdGU9ZWRzLWxpdmU%3d#db=a9h=118735416 Folaron and Lovaszaddressed in the article that recently there has been significant activitysurrounding the rules related to transgender active duty members in the U.S.military. The Secretary of Defense released a new instruction allowingtransgender members to serve openly and also allowed them the option oftransitioning while in active duty, repealing the old policy disqualifyingtransgender members from continued service. There is a reasonable expectationthat some may pursue medical and surgical options toward gender transition. Theclinical pathway for gender transition relies heavily on Mental Health andEndocrinology services.
Folaron and Lovasz highlights the medical aspects ofgender transition and how they can affect readiness and the delivery ofmilitary health care. They also mention how this will affect thenon-transgender service members and the overall readiness of the military. Thiswas a very academic article.