Alaina Kupec is a transgender woman living in New Jersey with her wife Kathy. Alaina is also a veteran, having served in the Navy from 1992 to 1996. In 2016, Alaina was featured in a national TV ad produced by the Movement Advancement Project, Freedom for All Americans, the National Center for Transgender Equality, Equality Ohio, and others, highlighting the discrimination transgender people may face in public spaces. The video notably debuted during coverage of the Republican National Convention on FOX News.
Now, Alaina often speaks out about the attempted ban by the Trump administration on transgender military service. “It just really saddens me for the transgender sailors and soldiers who are serving around the world today and are selflessly giving themselves to protect our country,” Alana said.