Contact: AVER Public Affairs, Denny Meyer, 718 849-5665, publicaffairs@ทดลองเล่นฟรี 500
AVER President Julz Carey,

Washington, D.C. Yesterday, American Veterans For Equal Rights (AVER) joined eight other U.S. veterans organizations on a powerful brief submitted to the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in opposition to the proposed ban on military service by transgender individuals. The brief uses the direct words and experiences of veterans and current service members to demonstrate that allowing transgender troops to openly serve strengthens our military.
AVER President Julz Carey, a retired US Coast Guard Chief Boatswain’s Mate, was honored for service as one of the first women deployed on ships on active duty; demonstrating the viability of America’s armed forces’ uniquely diverse crews’ ability to work together as unified teams.? Chief Carey affirmed AVER’s commitment to Transgender service saying, “We will not consider DADT to be fully repealed until transgender patriots are accepted as equal members of the US Armed Forces. Our armed forces will never be inclusive if we are exclusive.”
The United Military Voices brief was filed by Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP on behalf of TAVA along with the American Veterans Alliance, American Veterans for Equal Rights, Jewish War Veterans of the USA, Minority Veterans of America, Swords to Plowshares, Truman Center for National Policy, U.S. & Latin Veterans’ Support Embassy, and
The battle for our honor, our duty, our right to serve did not end with the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t tell.? As proud patriots who have served in our American armed forces, we will carry on demanding that every single able bodied volunteer may serve as who they are, with dignity and pride.
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Kristin Beck to Receive Matlovich Medal

August 10, 2018
RE: Kristin Beck to Receive Matlovich Medal

Contact:? AVER Public Affairs, Denny Meyer 718.849.5665 publicaffairs@ทดลองเล่นฟรี 500
AVER President, Steve Loomis, LTC, USA, (Ret) 505.301.1737

San Antonio, TX “Military City USA” (AUG 10, 2018)

American Veterans For Equal Rights (AVER) will present its highest honor, the Leonard Matlovich Medal for Distinguished Service, to United States Navy Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Kristin Beck.

Senior Chief Petty Officer Beck served 20 years in the Navy, taking part in 13 deployments, including seven combat deployments. Her many decorations include a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star with Valor device. Kristin Beck, who came out as a trans woman in 2013, has become one of the nation’s most prominent leaders in the fight for Transgender Service in the United States Military.

The medal is named in honor of USAF TechSgt Leonard Matlovich who was one of the first gay service members to purposely out himself to the military to fight the ban on LGBT service members. His service in Vietnam earned him a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was involuntarily discharged following his public gay declaration. The battle he bravely began ended 37 years later with the ban on gay service was lifted in 2011. Past recipients of the Matlovich Medal include President Barack Obama, Admiral Mike Mullen, Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer, and gay activist PFC, Dr. Frank Kameny, a World War II veteran and founder of the modern LGBT civil rights movement.

American Veterans For Equal Rights, founded in 1990, is the nation’s LGBT veterans’ service organization advocating for the rights and benefits of LGBT service members and veterans. AVER’s Matlovich Medal will be presented to Senior Chief Beck at the AVER national convention to be held September 20-23, 2018, in Chicago.

For more information on the 2018 AVER convention please visit the website located at



Re.: Administration issues limitations on Transgender military service



Evan Young, Major US Army Retired, President, TAVA
626 427-5724,

Steve Loomis, LTC, US Army Retired, President, AVER
505 301-1737

Denny Meyer, Public Affairs TAVA/AVER
718 849-5665, publicaffairs@ทดลองเล่นฟรี 500

Transgender Ban a Step Backwards

The administration’s issuance of rules essentially banning the service of patriotic Transgender American volunteers, in violation of federal court rulings, flies in the face of American values and world leadership. Transgender American Veterans Association and American Veterans for Equal Rights believe President Harry Truman’s Executive Order integrating our armed forces in 1948, was key to defense of America while providing the world an example of equality and democracy. Since then, women have been integrated and fully equalized in our military, and under President Obama American LGB patriots could serve openly and proudly with distinction and honor.

The new discriminatory transphobic policy introduced by the President reverses our nation’s progress on equality and weakens the abilities and readiness of our armed forces.
While totalitarian nations have always segregated their military forces by tribe, religion, and ethnicity, America’s armed forces have been a light to the world simply by virtue of our example of unified force of uniformed Americans working cohesively regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation and sexual identity.

TAVA and AVER jointly reject and condemn the Administration’s reversal of American progress and leadership on equality, and the consequent weakening of the readiness and ability of our armed forces.

Evan Young, President of TAVA, stated, “Transgender service members have and do proudly serve in our Armed Forces the inception of our militaries. We deploy to remote regions of the world and faithfully serve our nations interest with honor. The administration’s attack on our military is an attack on all American’s values. Standing together, we can fight this bigotry.”

Steve Loomis, President of AVER, stated, “I have had the privilege to serve with transgender service members who were among my very best soldiers. Some of them I knew of their gender identity at the time, others I did not know until much later. They make our military better.”

AVER is the nation’s first LGBT veteran’s service organization advocating equality for all of America’s patriotic veterans and service members. www.ทดลองเล่นฟรี 500

TAVA is the nation’s Transgender service organization advocating equality for America’s patriotic Transgender veterans and volunteers.


Judge Blocks Trump’s Ban on Transgender Troops in Military

Judge Blocks Trump’s Ban on Transgender Troops in Military

On 30-October-2017, Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly of the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia found the administration’s justification for the ban on Transgender service, which was set to take effect in March 2018, to be suspect and likely unconstitutional. She ruled that the military’s current policy should remain in place pending review by higher courts.

The balance of power between Executive, Legislative, and Judicial continues to stand the test of time.? American Veterans for Equal Rights applauds Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly for her actions and upholding the constitution of the United States.

We are moving forward. AVER will follow and support this case as it progresses.? Sadly,?the policy to bar essential health services to transgender service members still remains.

The administration’s attempt to ban Transgender service is clearly a political ploy for his base at the expense of Transgender service member’s rights.? 18 of our allies including England, Canada and Israel have found that Transgender service has no effect on “Mission Readiness”.

As with the campaign to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT) American Veterans for Equal Rights along with it’s allies will continue the campaign for Transgender equal rights until all service members can server proudly and openly.

We must not stand by and watch another’s civil rights violated and do nothing, lest we make it more likely our rights will be violated.


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Contact information:?AVER President: Steve Loomis, LTC, EN, U.S. Army (Retired)?505-301-1737,

AVER Public Affairs: Denny Meyer, 718 849-5665, publicaffairs@ทดลองเล่นฟรี 500

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Video: Members Respond to Transgender Service

“The President’s unilateral action concerning transgender service members is insulting to some of our most capable service members and disrespectful to the leadership of our military. Without full consultation, a President who never served our country has taken an action that discriminates without factual foundation. Transgender members are already and have always been part of some of our most combat ready units without difficulty for decades and will continue to be in the future. As long as any soldier, sailor, marine, airman or coast guards man has the physical and mental ability, they must be allowed to serve in the defense of our country.”

AVER has created a video expressing their anger and concerns. Click below:

Transgender Fight Back