Air Force Academy promotes fellowship; ‘cisgender' men not allowed to apply

Air Force Academy promotes fellowship; ‘cisgender' men not allowed to apply

The United States Air Force Academy in Colorado is inviting cadets to apply for a fellowship program for gender minorities.

In an unexpected twist, cisgender men are not allowed to apply.

According to an email by the academy on Sept. 14, undergraduate women and gender minorities interested in aerospace can apply by Oct. 10.

However, the application on the fellowship’s website specifies, "If you are a cisgender man, this program isn’t for you."

Other gender minorities including cisgender woman, transgender woman, non-binary, agender and bigender among others are allowed.

Cisgender is a gender identity that a person believe equals the sex that the doctor assigned them at birth.

In 2021, Washington dedicated a budget of $204 billion for the Air Force in the fiscal year of 2021.

More than 4,000 cadets are enrolled in the Academy every year who go through extensive training.