Boston’s ABC affiliate reports:
A Massachusetts native and soldier will be among those closely watching President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday. Army Staff Sgt. Patricia King, who is transgender, has been deployed to Afghanistan three times.
Last year, the president announced plans to keep transgender individuals out of the military. “I thought to myself, ‘What am I going to wear?’” King said as she prepares for Tuesday. King will attend the speech as the personal guest of Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-MA).
“For him to reach out to me and offer me this opportunity, for us to have these similar ideals as it applies to transgender rights – it’s amazing to have such an advocate on your side,” she said of Kennedy’s invitation.
Kennedy will also deliver the official Democratic response following Trump’s address.