Dear Transgender American Veteran Members and Friends, As Transgender Veterans, we have a special bond regardless of when or where we served or which branch of service we served in. We Transgender Veterans represent a small percentage of those that have served our nation’s military, but we have done so with honor and distinction, often […]
Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA) has announced it’s relaunch and updated mission statement.
The Transgender American Veterans Association wish to announce the following additions to their Board of Directors. According to Angela Brightfeather, President of TAVA, Major Evan Young (Ret.) and First Sergeant Dayna Walker (Ret.) were appointed to the Board of Directors effective 25 July 2013.
Earlier today Bradley Manning released a statement to the Today Show via his lawyers stating that she was indeed Transgender and wished to be referred to as “Chelsea” as well as begin transitioning from male to female.
On September 19, 2008, Judge James Robertson of the United States Federal District Court for the District of Columbia ruled in favor of former Army Colonel Diane Schroer in her discrimination case against the Library of Congress.
Palm Center Analysis of Transgender Veterans Survey Finds Discrimination by the Military and Veterans Administration
The Palm Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara has released the findings of a survey, conducted by Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA), that shows that transgender veterans are being turned away and being mistreated in high numbers by Veterans Administration medical facilities. The survey of 827 U.S. military veterans and active-duty personnel mark the first major empirical findings on transgender people in the military. This represents a strong sampling from what is estimated to be approximately 300,000 veterans in the US who identify as being transgender.
Today, the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) released an all-important survey for Transgender Americans. This new survey asks for a variety of information designed to provide people with valuable data on the lives of transgender people.
A new survey has been created to achieve a more accurate picture of the state of the transgender American veteran population. Many of the issues facing transgender veterans are no different than those facing the rest of the transgender community. However negotiating healthcare thru the Veterans Administration and dealing with the Department of Defense poses its own unique set of challenges. This survey is also for those transgender people who are still serving in the military and those veterans who identify and are diagnosed as intersex.
There has never been a moment in the five-year history of this organization where we had to step forward and put our very existence on the line. The events of the last three weeks have changed all of that.
TAVA, a national advocacy and support group for transgender and interesex service members past and present, has recently joined the many other organizations across the world raising funds in aid of the victims of Hurricane Katrina.