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Learn about transgender advocacy in the military with former Staff Sgt. LeAnne Withrow | Community Voices

 LeAnne Withrow
LeAnne Withrow is the Communications Director at SPARTA.

LeAnne Withrow is a transgender woman and a retired Illinois National Guard staff sergeant. She is also the acting communications director of SPARTA, an organization dedicated to creating a supportive community for trans individuals in the military as well as advocating for inclusive military policy. She sat down with co-host Logan Bricker to discuss her time in the military as well as her experiences and struggles as a trans woman in the armed forces.

Logan Bricker is a student at the University of Illinois Springfield studying journalism. He also assists the Community Voices team at NPR Illinois.
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