15,000 Servicemen to Worship

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Senior Ariman Logan Ireland and his fiance Army Cpl. Laila Villanueva.
Senior Airman Logan Ireland, right, with his fiance, Army Cpl. Laila Villanueva. Photo courtesy of Rhys Harper.
A transgender airman and his financée, a transgender soldier, will attend Wednesday’s LGBT Pride Month reception.

Both Senior Airman Logan Ireland and Army Cpl. Laila Villanueva were the subject of the recent documentary “Transgender, at War and in Love,” directed and produced by Fiona Dawson.

The Air Force has been supportive of Ireland’s decision to serve as an openly transgender airman. He will attend Wednesday’s event in a male dress blue uniform.
“Being invited to the White House as an actively serving transgender airman is one of the most humbling experiences of my life so far,” Ireland said in a statement emailed to Air Force Times. “To be able to attend in my male dress blues is ground breaking.

“For the first time I will be myself when I put on my blues, and I will carry a newfound sense of pride. Representing my Air Force at the White House is a great honor. However, being able to represent the more than 15,000 transgender military members that are still serving in silence is why I am there.”

In the documentary, Villanueva says the Army has not been supportive of her transition to a woman. Villanueva, a nurse at Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii, said she has been asked to tell patients to treat her as male.

She will attend the White House event in civilian attire.

“To be able to attend this event is quite surreal in itself,” Villanueva said in a statement to Air Force Times. “But to be able to attend as my authentic self is even more amazing. Although I have not been permitted to wear the female uniform, to be there dressed and seen as the person I am is good enough for me. I will be amongst other members who have only dreamt of being where we are at today.”

Both Ireland and Villanueva believe transgender service members have the momentum on their side to eventually be able to serve openly, without fear of being discharged.

“We are ready for our military to recognize us,” he said.

“We have come so far and we will all look back one day and humbly smile at our accomplishments,” she said.


I doubt this will stop the worship of the military that is so prevalent nowadays. But it might cause some of the conservative busybody set to step back and give it some thought. As far as how somebody lives their life is no business of mine. If this man wants to be a woman and the woman wants to be a man what’s it hurting? Compare that to the conservative busybodies. What are they, independently wealthy? If so, what if they filled cracks in the highway or kept worms off the sidewalk when it rains?

If you consider that the president has directed drones to kill more innocent victims than the 9/11 terrorists did, it is still OK to give servicemen our respect but what is their purpose? To do as the Nobel Laureate directs them?

2 responses to “15,000 Servicemen to Worship

  1. The Democrat Party and their media enablers tell us that these gender confused people are to be admired, even worshipped, for their courage. Yet. Rachel Dolezal is to be pilloried and castigated by the same Democrat Party and media lapdogs. Tell me, what is the difference between Rachel Dolezal and Caitlin Jenner or these Air Force serviceMen? It’s apparently okay to decide, and then declare, that you are no longer the gender into which you were born and for which your private parts and native hormones prescribe. But if you’re white and decide you should have been a darker skin color and that you are really an African American, then that is a mortal sin. What hypocrisy! The only reason Rachel Dolezal was censured was because she was a white woman attempting to pass as a black.

    Democrats and their media enablers are determined to keep blacks mired in, and housed on, inner-city reservations, and are only interested in maintaining the cohesive voting block that blacks represent. Blacks have been voting Democrat for 70-years and what has it gotten them? Nothing but free stuff from the productive taxpayers. For the media, the need is to keep Democrats in office and to ensure that blacks remain as the nation’s door mats where their aberrant behaviors can be sensationalized and blamed on white privilege (whatever that is).

    And what the devil do drones have to do with this story??


    • I keep looking for the time when our servicemen are not respected until they refuse to do the Neo-con’s bidding; as they should. But my most Neo-con friend, Jerry, said… they are male and female. He’s extremely anti homosexual. Anyway, I thought having this weird story out there would cast some doubt on the wonderfulness of the military. But as long as they are willing to kill, a little weirdness is fine.

      On Sun, Jun 28, 2015 at 12:23 PM, alternativebyfritz wrote:


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