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HISTORY PROJECTS

via AVER with the Library of Congress

Library of Congress Veterans History Project

If you served in the U.S. Armed Forces during a period of war, you are eligible for a special program that will allow your personal history and record of service to be stored in the permanent archives of the U.S. Library of Congress. AVER is an official partner to the Library of Congress Veterans History Project, which was created by the U.S. Congress in 2000 to collect videotaped and tape-recorded oral histories of veterans and civilians who contributed to the nationís defense during World War I, World War II, and the Korean, Vietnam, and Persian Gulf Wars. More information about this project is available at

http://www.loc.gov/folklife/vets

It is absolutely vital that the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) veterans be recorded and archived for future generations of historical researchers. Our partnership with this project provides us with a unique opportunity to educate the American public on the contributions of LGBT servicemembers.

To participate, in the New York Metropolitan Region, please contact AVERNY at:
718 849-5665 or glbtvetsnyc@yahoo.com or just come to one of our meetings.

Volunteer videographers are needed to record veteran history interviews.
If you have digital video recording equipment and would like to volunteer to
record  interviews please contact us at 718 849-5665 or glbtvetsnyc@yahoo.com


via AVER, with SLDN and HRC

DOCUMENTING COURAGE: VETERANS SPEAK OUT

American Veterans for Equal Rights© is proud to join with the Human Rights Campaign © and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network in recognizing the contributions of all GLBT veterans by sharing our stories.

Every story is important in educating members of Congress, the Administration, and the public on the valuable contributions made by GLBT people who served in the Armed Forces of our great country.

American Veterans for Equal Rights© is in full support of this effort.    Please show your support by sharing your story with us.    Click the link below, and Thank You for serving our Country!

Documenting Courage: Veterans Speak Out

To participate, click on the link above. You may, in addition, submit your
story to AVERNY at one of our monthly meetings, by telephoning us at
718 849-5665, or by mail to: AVERNY, POB 150160, Kew Gardens, NY 11415

 

May no sacrifice be forgotten...

For two hundred and more years, a certain kind of American has been serving her or his country quietly and with distinction. Myth has it that these people were unfit to serve. Or that their service was inevitably cut short by misconduct. Or that they were never among the best, and couldn't be counted on.

Truth tells us otherwise.

Lesbian, transgendered, bisexual, and gay people have always answered the nation's call.

We always will.