Trans Military Advocacy

Allow Transgender Veterans to Correct Military Discharge Documentation to Account for a Change in Name and Gender

The LGBT Bar’s Military Law Working Group has completed a project calling on the Administration to allow transgender military veterans an opportunity to change their military discharge paperwork (known as DD 214) to reflect their current name and gender.

DD 214 forms are frequently required to obtain benefits such as medical care, educational opportunities, preferential status while seeking employment, shopping on military bases and receiving benefits for dependents. Incorrect paperwork can cause significant obstacles and discrimination for transgender veterans.

The Military Working Group has released a report explaining how and why the Administration should allow transgender veterans to amend their DD 214s.

Click here to read the full report.