Transgender people and military service

Not all armed forces have policies explicitly permitting LGBT personnel. Generally speaking, Western European militaries show a greater tendency toward inclusion of LGBT individuals.[1] As of January 2021, 21 countries allow transgender military personnel to serve openly: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland,[2] Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.[3] Cuba and Thailand reportedly allowed transgender service in a limited capacity.[3] In 1974, the Netherlands was the first country to allow transgender military personnel.[4] The United States has allowed Transgender personnel to serve in the military under varying conditions since Joe Biden's signing of an executive order.[5]

Transgender military service by country and territory
  Allows transgender military service
  Allows most transgender military service, with some exceptions and requirements
  Prohibits transgender military service
  Has no military