For more information about this policy, review the following:. Thank you for subscribing. Special Emphasis. Many young men and women from small, conservative communities enlisted to escape local intolerance. National Diversity Internship Program. Some transgender service members report they were treated with dignity and sensitivity ; others say they were humiliated and dehumanized. Presenting a DD form with a prior name listed was distressing for transgender veterans who did not want to disclose their former gender status every time they presented this paperwork — for example, to a prospective employer.
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From age 12, Otto Bremerman recognized that he liked men better than women. Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Previously, veterans who felt they had been unfairly denied disability compensation or other benefits by the Veterans Administration, as it was known then, had to appeal their cases to a board that itself was part of the department. The completed memorial will reside near the grave of Leonard Matlovich, a gay war hero who became a revolutionary leader in the gay rights movement after he was discharged from the Air Force in the early s.
More severely disabled veterans with dependent spouses, children or parents are eligible for supplements to their disability checks.