2 months Transgender UT student loses scholarship after military policy change Kxan
AUSTIN (KXAN) — A transgender student in his first year at the Univesity of Texas at Austin said he is no longer qualified to use his Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship after the Department of Defense's new transgender policy went into effect. As first reported by the Daily Texan, Map Pesqueira, 19,  says this change in policy is impacting his dream of serving in the military as well as his ability to get an education.Pesqueira, who identifies as a transgender male, explained that his timing with the ROTC scholarship means he will not be grandfathered under the Department of Defense's previous ... more