Transgender people have served in all branches of the U.S. military and are a rich part of history. Here are some notable Veterans: Kristin BeckBeck served 20 years in the U.S. Navy Seals where she was a member of the Naval Special Warfare Development Group and the special counter-terrorism unit SEAL Team Six. For her service, Beck was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat Distinguishing … Continue reading Trans Resilience & Military Service: Transgender & Non-Binary Veterans #TDOV
In 1981, the U.S. Congress passed Public Law 97-28 which authorized and requested the President proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” For the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designation a week in March. After being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project in 1987, Congress passed Public Law 100-9 which designated the whole month of March … Continue reading It is Women’s History Month!
March 1st is Zero Discrimination Day. First celebrated by the United Nations on March 1, 2014, the UN’s HIV/AIDS program UNAIDS launched its Zero Discrimination Campaign on World AIDS Day in December 2013. The aim of Zero Discrimination Day is to promote equality before the law and in practice throughout all the member countries of the UN. UNAIDS has this to say about Zero Discrimination … Continue reading Today is #ZeroDiscriminationDay: Take Action to #EndInequalities
Do you ever wonder how organizations, businesses, and individuals know when a certain observance or awareness month, week, or day is? If so, below is a tailored list of observances for the month of March 2021 specifically for military, Veterans, and LGBTQ+ folx. We may issue graphics for some of the events listed below. For those that are not illustrated, there are links below to … Continue reading March 2021 Observances
On this day in 1943, the U.S. Marine Corps’ Women’s Reserve was formed after months of delay following President Roosevelt’s signing of Public Law 689 on July 30, 1942. The law officially established the Women’s Reserve as a branch of the Naval Reserve for the Navy and Marine Corps. Its purpose, to free up officers and men for combat as the Women’s Reserve filled enlisted … Continue reading On This Day in 1943, the U.S. Marine Corps Women’s Reserve was Formed
Earlier this week, President Biden signed an executive order reversing the U.S military’s ban on transgender people serving. Sacramento’s FOX 40 interviewed Joanna Michaels, a local transgender Veteran who served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, on the news of the reversal. If the video doesn’t play, check out the link above. It’s been one day since President Joe Biden has removed … Continue reading Local Transgender Vet Discusses Military Ban Reversal
Below is a living list of upcoming Veteran-related events for the month of December 2020. Visit the links to determine if they are in-person or virtual. If the event happens to be an in-person event, please adhere to the guidelines for keeping yourself and others safe during the COVID-19 pandemic: wear a mask, practice social distancing (at least 6 ft.) & washing your hands for at least 30 seconds or use hand sanitizer. Contacting the organizer beforehand may also be helpful. Due to state of things, it is strongly suggested you attend events virtually until such time where we can all get together safely once again.Continue reading “Upcoming Veteran Events: December 2020”
Start your weekend by getting caught up on the week’s news regarding Veterans compiled from this week’s social media posts and news alerts.Continue reading “Weekly Veteran News Roundup, 08 – 13 November 2020”