Navy issues new policy allowing Sailors to dress in whatever gender they want

(July 14, 2018) Sailors march as part of the San Diego Military Contingent at the 2018 San Diego Pride Parade. The parade fosters pride, equality, and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities locally, nationally, and globally. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Burgains/Released)

The US Navy is doing no favors to the stereotypes that surround it, releasing guidance that allows off-duty Sailors to dress as whatever gender they believe themselves to be.

The seagoing branch is doubling down on the policies of old in light of new Pentagon policies that bar transgender personnel in most military capacities, allowing sailors to “express themselves.”

“There is no policy that prohibits the ability of a service member to express themselves off-duty in their preferred gender,” officials said in a recently released Navy administrative message. “Appropriate civilian attire, as outlined in the uniform regulations, will not be determined based on gender.”

According to We Are The Mighty, the guidance does place some restrictions, particularly in foreign countries where a man in a frilly dress might lead to harsh repercussions.

Within the US Navy and stateside, however, the sky seems to be the limit to an extent.

“All service members are expected to continue to treat each other with dignity and respect,” the message adds. “There is zero tolerance for harassment, hazing or bullying of any service member in any form.”

The issue of transgender personnel serving in the military has been bounced back and forth in recent years, with the final word -at least for now- being that transgender personnel are, by and large, on the way out.

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