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Lecture: Scope/Impact of Military’s New Transgender Ban

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
12:00pm – 1:30pm

Storrs Campus
Rainbow Center; Student Union 403

The Out to Lunch Gender, Sexuality, and Community is a weekly academic lecture and discussion series with guest scholars and community activists from various disciplines examining a variety of topics related to gender identity, gender expression, and sexuality. Each semester offers a broad sampling of the areas.

Today's lecture is entitled, "From Trans Inclusion to Exclusion: Understanding the Scope and Impact of the Military’s New Transgender Ban" and will be presented by Timothy Bussey.

Synopsis: Timothy R. Bussey is a Ph.D. candidate in the Dept. of Political Science and a graduate teaching assistant in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at UConn. He earned his M.A. in political science with a concentration in American studies at UConn in 2014, and he is currently completing his doctoral dissertation, ‘Lavender Security Threats: Understanding the Histories of Discrimination against LGBT Persons in the Military and Intelligence Communities.’ He has also served as the lecturer for the UConn Rainbow Center since November 2016 as well.

Biography: During this lecture, attendees will learn about the current state of transgender inclusion and support in the Armed Forces. This presentation will trace the key strides that the Obama administration made in regards to transgender inclusion in the military. Attendees will also learn about Obama-era Dept. of Defense policies relating to inclusion and transition-related support for active duty service members. Additionally, this lecture will also highlight the latest developments since President Trump’s recent guidance to disallow transgender persons from serving in the military; an exploration of what impact this might have on the trans community and the Armed Forces will also be provided.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches.


Rainbow Center (primary), UConn Master Calendar, Veterans Affairs and Military Programs, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

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