On July 26, when President Trump unexpectedly tweeted his plans to ban transgender servicemen and women from the U.S. military, Anastasia Biefang was more than 4,000 miles away from Washington. Still, she could not hide her shock. “It felt like a smack in the face,” said the 43-year-old German army officer, who is the first transgender person to command a military unit in the country's history. Biefang joined the German army as a man more than 23 years ago.
November 11 / Washington Post