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IAVA Fights for the LGBTQ Community

September 20, 2011
"Don’t Ask Don’t Tell" Policy Repealed

IAVA was the first and only mainstream veterans organization to come out in support of repealing the U.S. Military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy which prohibited LGBTQ servicemembers from being open about their sexual orientation.

June 30, 2016
IAVA Praises Department of Defense (DoD) Lift of Transgender Ban For Military Members

IAVA commends DoD in continuing to embrace equality in service. With this announcement, the U.S. joins 18 other nations in allowing open transgender service without negative consequences. We encourage the DoD and all branches of the armed services to work together to thoughtfully implement this policy change and raise awareness among troops to ensure full buy-in.

January 25, 2021
IAVA Applauds President’s Repeal of Military Transgender Ban

IAVA applauds the President for repealing by Executive Order, the ban on transgender people from serving in the military, sending a strong message that the U.S. military is inclusive to all those who wish to serve. IAVA will continue fighting to ensure that our nation maintains the best and most qualified force possible and that all veterans and servicemembers are properly honored by our nation and served by the VA and DoD.

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IAVA has always advocated for equal opportunity for all who choose to serve in the U.S. military, and on March 11, 2021, IAVA CEO Jeremy Butler joined LGBTQ military advocates Nic Talbott, Bree Fram and Jennifer Levi to talk about how inclusion and diversity make the military stronger.

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