The White House’s annual budget proposal for 2024 would fund sex-change surgeries and hormones for veterans.
The Department of Veterans Affairs lifted a 20-year ban on “gender-affirming care” in June 2021, allowing VA benefits to cover the procedures.
“Recognizing the diversity of America’s veterans, the Administration is also taking action to advance equity across veterans’ services,” the budget reads. “In addition to ending the ban on transgender service, the Administration is committed to providing gender affirming care to the Nation’s veterans — and last year, the VA announced that it was extending survivor benefits to certain survivors of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex veterans.” (RELATED: White House Issues Women’s Award To Biological Man On International Women’s Day)
US President Joe Biden signs an Executive Order reversing Trump era ban on Transgender serving in the military while in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on January 25, 2021. (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)The 2023 White House budget proposal stated that transgender Veterans should “receive the care they need.”
Former Navy Seal Chris Beck announced in a Dec. 1 interview that he was transitioning back to being a man, after nearly a decade of living as a woman and advocating for trans people in the military.