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Every day of Pride Month, Mashable will be sharing illuminating conversations with members of the LGBTQ community who are making history right now.


Ryan Karnoski is a 24-year-old married social worker from Seattle who dreams of joining the military. His grandfathers and cousins have served, and he hopes to be part of that family legacy. Karnoski also happens to be transgender. 

Just a few years ago, during the Obama administration, Karnoski could’ve served openly as a transgender man. But when President Trump unexpectedly tweeted in July 2017 that the government would no longer “accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military,” Karnoski felt compelled to take a stand. If his last name sounds familiar, it’s probably because you’ve heard it in the context of a court case: Karnoski v. TrumpRead more…

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