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“What Trump did was strictly to serve his bigot followers and nothing else,” said Navy veteran Monica Helms — who created the trans pride flag — in response to Trump’s decision to bar transgender people from the military.

This is Monica Helms, the creator of the trans pride flag. She’s also a veteran who served in the Navy from 1970 to 1978.

This is Monica Helms, the creator of the trans pride flag. She's also a veteran who served in the Navy from 1970 to 1978.

Monica Helms

“What Trump did was strictly to serve his bigot followers and nothing else,” she told BuzzFeed News. “Trans people have proven to serve well and without any issues, both in our country and several throughout the world.”

It remains uncertain what impact Trump's decision will have on the estimated 15,000 or more transgender troops currently serving in the armed forces.

Earlier this month, BuzzFeed News and Transilient visited Helms at her home in Marietta, Georgia.

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She explained that the idea for the trans pride flag came to her in 1999, after she spoke with the creator of the bisexual pride flag, Michael Page.

She explained that the idea for the trans pride flag came to her in 1999, after she spoke with the creator of the bisexual pride flag, Michael Page.

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