Paulo Batista, a transgender man who is training to enlist in the U.S. military despite the Trump administration's ban on transgender people, works out in his garage in San Diego, California, U.S., October 1, 2020. Paulo Batista is lifting weights and hitting the books, striving to fulfill his father's dying wish and join the U.S. military. But he says all he has heard from the armed forces is either silence or a door slamming shut. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Paulo Batista, a transgender man who is training to enlist in the U.S. military despite the Trump administration's ban on transgender people, works out in his garage in San Diego, California, U.S., October 1, 2020. Batista is transgender, effectively banned from military service under a policy announced by U.S. President Donald Trump in 2017 and formally adopted in 2019. REUTERS/ Mike Blake

Paulo Batista, a transgender man who is training to enlist in the U.S. military despite the Trump administration's ban on transgender people, works out in his garage in San Diego, California, U.S., October 1, 2020. Batista was still presenting as female when he had entered the military's Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps in 2002, but dropped out to care for his father, who became sick. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Paulo Batista, a transgender man who is training to enlist in the U.S. military despite the Trump administration's ban on transgender people, works out in his garage in San Diego, California, U.S., October 1, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Paulo Batista, a transgender man training to enlist in the U.S. military despite the Trump administration's ban on transgender people, holds a pre-transition picture of himself with his father as he poses for a portrait in San Diego, California, U.S., October 1, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Paulo Batista, a transgender man training to enlist in the U.S. military despite the Trump administration's ban on transgender people, poses for a portrait in San Diego, California, U.S., October 1, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake