July 26, 2017 A Message from HLA Democratic Club in response to President Trump's Transgender in the Military Ban:
"This morning, the 45th president of the United States tweeted that transgender individuals will no longer be able to serve in the United States military "in any capacity." In so doing, this administration once again offends human decency, and is in direct opposition to the principles for which the Heart of L.A. Democratic Club stands – especially the elimination of discrimination based upon gender identity and expression. The Heart of L.A. Democratic Club joins in solidarity with the transgender community in condemning this hateful rhetoric and action. The approximately 15,000 members serving in our military every day defending our freedom are true patriots, and all transgender individuals deserve our support and respect as you live your lives with courage and authenticity.