Transgender soldier on fighting the Australian army’s attempt to dismiss her


Transgender soldier Bridget Clinch has opened up about how she fought against the Australian army after it tried to dismiss her following her gender reassignment surgery. When Clinch – who had served in the military for over a decade – told her bosses within the Australian Defence Force that she identified as a woman, she says she was given a termination notice. “I had a medical review and they said I had to leave,” she told “My fight was about getting the policy cancelled. It stated trans people have a psychiatric disorder and need to be kicked out of the military.”

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