We are support.
We are family.
We are you.
There is a strong bond in the military, a bond that most people do not understand. Veterans stick together… Veterans understand each other, but not all straight veterans are willing to extend that understanding and acceptance to LGBT Vets. And the LGBT community has not always been especially welcoming to members of the military or proud Veterans. AVER is the place where the two come together. In AVER we understand each other as Veterans, AND we understand each other as LGBT people, with all the mutual challenges that come with each identity. As we examine our on-going mission to be of service to LGBT Veterans and Service Members, we need to keep our unique position in mind. Each of us found our home. We should strive to “be” home for those “coming” home.
Immediate Past President, AVER
The Bataan Chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights is honored to announce AVER’s 2016 convention will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 21-24, 2016. Registration is now open for the 2016 AVER National Convention. Please follow this link to the convention page where you can get information about the convention, register for the convention, register for the host hotel, read about the Keynote Speaker, read who the presenters are and what workshop and training sessions there will be.