T ransgender A merican
V eterans A ssociation

Fundraiser for upcoming Wisconsin TAVA Chapter
For Immediate Release: March 14th, 2006
From:  The Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA)
Chapter Director Contact: Ann Marie Knittel
Contact Email:  Tomboygirl11@yahoo.com 
Media Contact:  Beth Maples-Bays
Media Email: media@tavausa.org 
Contact Phone:  1-877-427-3230
Website:  http://www.tavausa.org 
Veterans Advisory: TAVA: Fundraiser for upcoming Wisconsin Chapter 
There will be a fundraiser for the Wisconsin Chapter on March 17th, 2006, from 
9pm till midnight, at the Shamrock Bar at 14 W. Main Street in Madison, Wisconsin.
Proceeds to be used for the start up operation of the chapter. TAVA, a tax exempt, 
not for profit organization that supports equitable healthcare treatment of all 
GLBT veterans, not just transgender veterans, is ready to expand its outreach by 
forming TAVA chapters in states or localities with affected veterans, friends, 
family, and other allies.
Chapters are forming under the auspices and tax exemption of TAVA National www.tavausa.org,
according to Ann Marie Knittel, TAVA National Chapters Director.
For further information, including how to join TAVA and the state chapter if unable
to attend the organizational meeting, contact TAVA National Chapters Director, 
Ann Marie Knittel, toll-free, at 1-877-427-3230 or e-mail: tomboygirl111@yahoo.com.
TAVA serves as an educational organization that assists Congress, the Department
of Veteran Affairs, and the Department of Defense to better understand and respect 
gay, lesbian, transgender and intersexed, plus the whole LGBT service members and
veterans. TAVA also provides information and support for current and former military
members, including guidance on how to best work with these organizations.
To learn more about TAVA and what you can do to support transgender
and intersexed service members and veterans, visit www.tavausa.org.
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Founded in 2003, the Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA)is a 501(c)(3)
organization that acts proactively with other concerned GLBT organizations to 
ensure that transsexual and transgender veterans will receive appropriate care 
for medical conditions in accordance with the Veterans Health Administration
Customer Service Standards promise to "treat you with courtesy and dignity  
as the first class citizen that you are. TAVA will also help in educating
the VA and the US military on issues regarding a fair and equal treatment of 
transgender and transsexual individuals.



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