Report: U.S. Military Hides Push For Trans Surgeries, Queer Exploration Among Soldiers’ Kids

Report: U.S. Military Hides Push For Trans Surgeries, Queer Exploration Among Soldiers’ Kids


Congressional hearings have not checked Pentagon “diversity, equity and inclusion” policies that include helping soldiers’ kids get life-altering transgender surgeries and hormones without their parents’ knowledge, finds a report out Thursday. The report from OpenTheBooks, a government spending watchdog, also finds the military told Congress and the public it was ending DEI efforts while actually embedding them deeper into U.S. military agencies and establishing a new “DEI Steering Committee.”

The report comes as Congress works on reauthorizing billions in Pentagon spending through the National Defense Authorization Act. Last year’s NDAA continued requiring taxpayers to fund transgender treatments for soldiers and their children. Twenty House Republicans joined all Democrats in defeating a measure to defund drag shows on U.S. military property, despite evidence many are marketed

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