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Matlovich reveals his sexual orientation to his commanding officer and is forcibly discharged from the Air Force six months later. The White House announces that the policy will say "transgender persons with a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria -- individuals who the policies state may require substantial medical treatment, including medications and surgery -- are disqualified from military service except under certain limited circumstances. Anguilla British Virgin Islands. Help us continue to fight human rights abuses. I was just living my life, not necessarily in the closet, but I was living my life.