Entry #1383: Serving openly in military in Portugal

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RegionPortugal
IssueServing openly in military
StatusLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Start Date1999
End Datenow
DescriptionPortugal is not one of the 22 countries that allows trans military service. Trans people aren't explicitly banned from joining the army, but due to discrimination and regulations that also apply to cis people, but more commonly affect trans people, they are unable to join.
Sourceshttps://www.stonewall.org.uk/documents/world_legal_wrap_up_survey__november2006_1.pdf
Reports (1)
  • Newer law has been passed "Recent changes in law now allow trans people to serve openly in the military. Couldn´t find the exact date or legislation."


Revision History (2)

Revision by Noboruu. Added context

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NotePortugal is not one of the 22 countries that allows trans military service Portugal is not one of the 22 countries that allows trans military service.

Trans people aren't explicitly banned from joining the army, but due to discrimination and regulations that also apply to cis people, but more commonly affect trans people, they are unable to join.
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Portugal is not one of the 22 countries that allows trans military service service. Trans people aren't explicitly banned from joining the army, but due to discrimination and regulations that also apply to cis people, but more commonly affect trans people, they are unable to join.

Revision by Canadianstudent03. Russia is not one of the 22 countries that allows trans military service

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ValueLegalLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
NotePortugal is not one of the 22 countries that allows trans military service
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Portugal is not one of the 22 countries that allows trans military service
Reports (2)
  • Other "This is not technically wrong but needs further context. Trans people aren't explicitly banned from the military, there are bigoted people in power in the army that try to prevent it at all costs though. The famous case of the 20 year old that was rejected from joining the army, was rejected for hypogonadism, which while certainly an excuse to reject him, is also a diagnosis that will prevent you from joining if you are cis. https://observador.pt/2020/12/08/jovem-transexual-queixa-se-de-discriminacao-por-ter-sido-impedido-de-entrar-no-exercito/ "
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plumelo created this entry.