MTV has reached out to the military in an effort to bring active duty transgender military service members to Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, a US defense official told CNN.

It’s an invitation that is likely to draw attention to transgender service members, an issue that has become politically charged in the wake of President Donald Trump’s July tweets that appeared to call for the reinstatement of a ban on transgender persons serving in the military.
Pentagon Spokesman Lt. Col. Paul Haverstick told CNN Wednesday that “MTV has requested service member participation for this year’s VMAs.”
“At this time the Department of Defense is reviewing the parameters of the request,” Haverstick said.