The New York Chapter of American Veterans For Equal Rights
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Veterans' Service Organization

OUT, PROUD & PATRIOTIC

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For All Those Patriots Who Served In Silence
For All Those Patriots Who Serve in Pride

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718 849-5665
glbtvetsnyc@yahoo.com

 


AVERNY is a veterans’ service organization of patriotic Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender American armed forces veterans and service members, who are proud to have served their country, and their lovers, partners, spouses, supporters, friends and family. AVERNY is the New York chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights-OutVets. We provide LGBT veterans advocacy and information about VA medical benefits; march in NYC area LGBT Pride Parades and Veterans Day Parades; advocate LGBT rights legislation; and provide support and social events for LGBT vets and active duty service members.

Come to our next meeting
at 2 PM, on Sunday, February 21st, 2016
at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St, in Manhattan
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See our complete Meeting Schedule for 2016

Please call us with any questions, concerns, or issues;
we are your own LGBT Veterans' Service Organization

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AVERNY NEWS

American Veterans for Equal Rights New York

January 2016

AVERNY working for your rights:

On November 6th AVERNY attended the Queens Borough Hall Veterans Day celebration honoring World War II vets.  America’s Greatest Generation was well represented by a large group of proud veterans in their 80s and 90s!  In addition, Commissioner Sutton of the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs attended along with other dignitaries and elected officials hosted by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz.

AVERNY President Denny Meyer greeted NYC Council Veterans Committee Chairman Eric Ulrich (R-Queens), explaining that as NYC’s LGBT veterans service organization, we are currently advocating the passage of the Congressional ‘Restore Honor to Service Members Act,’ which would streamline discharge upgrades for gay veterans who were less than honorably kicked out of our armed forces due to discrimination.  Chairman Ulrich immediately said he’d be in touch with us about that, and within a few weeks had organized a Council Veterans Committee hearing to consider a NYC Council Resolution urging passage of the bill in Congress.  A second Council Resolution, also considered at the hearing, would advocate passage of a NY State measure, in Albany, called the Restoration of Honor Act, introduced by openly gay State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-NYC), which would ensure provision of NY State veterans benefits to LGBT veterans regardless of their discharge status.

On December 14th, AVERNY gave testimony at the Council Veterans Committee hearing  regarding both bills.  Congressman Charles Rangel spoke advocating the Congressional bill and State Senator Hoylman spoke regarding his State measure.

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AMERICAN PATRIOTS, PROUD TO HAVE SERVED

AVER-NY/NJ in the NYC Pride Parade June 26th 2011, "LGBT Patriots, Proud To Have Served"

 

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AVER-NY and the Lesbian and Gay Big Apple Corps
in the 2006 Veterans Day Parade in NYC

 

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HOW TO JOIN:

Join Online at http://aver.us/membership/index2008.php
Or you can just come to our meeting and ask for a membership form.

The national organization, AVER: www.aver.us
American Veterans for Equal Rights,
is dedicated to
full and equal rights and equitable treatment for all
present and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces.


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contact us at:
glbtvetsnyc@yahoo.com

Telephone:
718 849-5665
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AVERNY is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
YOUR DONATIONS WILL HELP US TO
CONTINUE OUR WORK FOR YOUR RIGHTS.
Please click here for Donation Form

or send your donation to:  AVERNY, POB 150160, Kew Gardens, NY 11415

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