Trump’s America: Meet The First Trans Person Prevented From Joining The Military

(Photo: Map Pesqueira)

Try telling Map Pesqueira that the transgender troop ban is not a ban, reports The Daily Beast.

The University of Texas at Austin freshman revealed this week that he had lost his military scholarship because he is a transgender man, as The Daily Texan first reported. His is the first known case of a person losing such a scholarship due to the Trump administration’s policy on transgender service, which went into effect on April 12.

“It’s awful,” Pesqueira told The Daily Beast. “I’m so hurt by it.”