T ransgender A merican
V eterans A ssociation

New Organization for Transgender/Transsexual Veterans
Contact:  Monica F. Helms at  monicahelms@prodigy.net
January 12, 2003

USA A new organization called Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA) has been formed to advocate for fair and equal treatment of transgender/ transsexual veterans and active duty service members, both from the military and the Veterans Administration.  It is our hope that we can help to educate the US Military and the VA on gender-identity-related issues, of which they are seeing more and more of as time goes on.  By doing so, this should foster a better understanding of who transgender and transsexual people are in this part of the US government.

Currently, TAVA exists as a Yahoo groups list, and we are hoping that anyone interested in working on issues that effect transgender and transsexual military personal and veterans please send in a request to join.  There are no membership fees at this time.  Use the above contact E-mail address.  We will work toward building this new organization from the ground up, so all skills are welcome.  "TAVA wants you!"  And remember, "We served, too."

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