The Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity (Division 51) strongly affirms the statement presented by the President of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Anthony Puente. (full text).

President Trump’s proclamation banning military service for transgender individuals has no scientific basis and is an example of the discrimination, negative attitudes and stigmatized beliefs that create harmful psychological and physical consequences for transgender and gender-variant people. 

Sincerely,

The Division 51 Executive Committee (alphabetically):

Dr Ed Adams (President Elect)

Dr Ryon McDermott (Secretary)

Dr Randa Remer-Eskridge (Treasurer)

Dr Holly Sweet (President)

Dr David Whitcomb (Past President)