May is known as Mental Health Month or Mental Health Awareness Month; read more about mental health in the LGBTQ+ and Veteran communities.
For Week 3 of #MHM/#MHAM, find out more about #depression and how it affects #Veterans and members of the #LGBTQ+ community.
For Week Two of #MHM/#MHAM, find out more about #bipolar disorder and how it affects #Veterans and members of the #LGBTQ+ community.
For Week One of #MHM/#MHAM, find out more about #anxiety disorders and how they affect #Veterans and members of the #LGBTQ+ community.
https://youtu.be/O-Hb8kM1Ric Nature made a mistake, which I have had corrected. Soldier/Transgender Pioneer b. May 30, 1926d. May 3, 1989 Christine Jorgensen was the first nationally known transgender American. She used her fame to speak out on behalf of transgender people. Born George Jorgensen Jr. and raised in the Bronx, she described herself as a “frail,... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/wefahmd0kM4 Surgeonb. November 26, 1832d. February 21, 1919 You men are not our protectors... If you were, who would there be to protect us from? A steadfast feminist, Mary Edwards Walker defied nineteenth century patriarchal society by refusing to live within the confines of gender-based roles. As a student, physician, and activist, Walker defined her... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/0IsSxR9iQF4 “Is it proper for two of the same sex to enter the institution of marriage? To which I must reply, ‘Yes.’ ” Soldier/Gay Pioneer b. May 21, 1923d. August 19, 2018 Reverend Robert Watson Wood was the first member of the clergy to picket for gay rights. He wrote the first book in the United... Continue Reading →
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pg-D9MH09qM October is LGBTQ+ History Month. First celebrated in October 1994, the month originated as Lesbian and Gay History Month and was founded by Missouri high school history teacher Rodney Wilson. Wilson was the first openly gay public school teacher in Missouri. The month of October was chosen to celebration LGBTQ+ history because the 1st... Continue Reading →
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 August 2021 specifically for military, Veterans, and LGBTQ+ folx. We may issue graphics for some of the events listed below. Because... Continue Reading →
H.R.1596, To establish the Commission to Study the Stigmatization, Criminalization, and Ongoing Exclusion and Inequity for LGBTQ Servicemembers and Veterans Update (07/19/2021) Since the last update, H.R. 1526 has continued to garner more cosponsors; however, no additional action has been taken to move the legislation forward. Below are the House members who have joined in... Continue Reading →