Israel on transgender: “Assignment to different units is based on soldiers’ abilities and IDF needs, regardless of gender identification or sexual orientation”

Israeli transgender soldier finds solace in service
by Ian Lee
August 5, 2017

Two years ago, Micha Yehudi hit rock bottom. The 25-year-old Israeli soldier was working 18-hour days and couldn’t sleep at night. Instead he watched videos of women going through the processes of transitioning into men. “I was in a very bad place emotionally and mentally,” Yehudi recalls…”I had never told anyone before, I barely told myself. I was terrified,” says Yehudi. “I cried during the interview from the moment the reaction came out of his mouth. He [his commander] said, okay and that was it.” Within a month and a half — what Yehudi calls light speed for Israel’s military — the army came up with a plan. The captain would retain his commission and the army would help with the transition by supplying medication and time off when needed READ MORE

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