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To be fair, anything less than 30 years old is considered new in this org.
lohocard said:As a trans man (FTM) currently serving in the Forces for almost 2 years now, I can shed some light or try to answer some questions anybody may have on the topic.
Jarnhamar said:I have a couple if you're offering.
What was the biggest obstacle for you joining and doing your initial training?
Being a FTM trans man what do you find is the hardest thing being in the CAF now that you're trained? (or two years later?
lohocard said:The hardest thing for me will be going on deployment. I’ve talked to 3 doctors (st Jean, Borden, and on my home base) about bringing my HRT overseas. They seemed pretty uneducated and all said “let’s cross that bridge when we get to it” - which worries me a bit. I want to deploy, I want to go places in my career.
Somerandomfellow said:Curious about non-binary genders, if you’re non binary (don’t associate with any genders) who’s dress regs would you have to abide by?
Lumber said:No, because there is no option for "non-binary" in any official capacity within the CAF, < snip >
AK said:Depending on your trade and the role, simply bringing your meds on deployment may not be an issue. Lots of us require daily meds and are still considered deployable.
Jarnhamar said:Would the CAF extend this policy, say, to a Jewish member of the CAF slated to deploy to Iraq or another strict Muslim country?
DetectiveMcNulty said:Or to say a female member slated to deploy into combat anywhere in the MENA region...
Jarnhamar said:That's a good question too. For me I look at it as a matter of fairness. Is it fair a single mbr might have to deploy twice because I hypothetically don't have my family care plan in order?
Some places we might go may very well present a very real danger to a trans member, not from an enemt but our partners.
Would it be fair then for a female member to refuse a deployment to an area they feel their gender may put them at an increased risk?
And of course one might also ask if the policy about trans members not being deployed to hostile countries is fair.