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LGBT Veterans Day Events Listing

San Diego, CA


Friday, November 9, 2007
5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m
Rally at Federal Building
downtown San Diego
Gathering support for the repeal of DADT

 


Saturday, November 10, 2007 11 a.m.
San Diego County Veterans Day Parade
Parade begins at San Diego County Administration Building

 

 Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 6 p.m.
LGBT Veterans Day Weekend Celebration
San Diego County LGBT Community Center.
Special Guest, Reichen Lehmkuhl.
Tickets $20 at door or at www.honoreveryveteran.com

 

For more info on San Diego events:
call 619 459-1019


Palm Springs, CA

Pride Parade on Sunday November 4th, at 10:00 AM
Formation is between 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM
at Palm Canyon Dr. between Tamarisk and Alejo
8:00 AM  Look for blue Nissan Truck
with all of the Military Flags and Banners.

The Veterans Day Parade : "Honoring All Who Served" is at 3:30 PM
Formation is at 11:00 AM and closes at 2:45 PM
At Ramon Road and Palm Canyon Dr
Look for decorated AVER Truck

Contact:
Palm Springs Gay Veterans
Chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights
Millard Tips, Pres
760-329-6560
miltips@aol.com

Dallas, Texas

Greater Dallas Veterans Day Parade
parade through downtown Dallas, Texas
with patriotic displays on City Hall Plaza
Saturday, 10 November 2007
0900 to 1500 City Hall Plaza, 1500 Marilla Drive, Dallas, TX (downtown)
Contact:
Pepe N. Johnson
pepe@integrityinservice.org
214.701.8316
www.IntegrityInService.org

Washington, DC

VETERANS DAY
SUNDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2007
3 P.M. – Congressional Cemetery

HONOR EVERY VETERAN
Join Outlaw on Veterans Day
at the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C.
at a memorial service for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and
transgendered men and women who died serving our
country in all our Nation’s wars.

The ceremony will take place at the grave of Air Force Sergeant Leonard P. Matlovich, the plaintiff in Matlovich v. Secretary of the Air Force, 591 F.2d 852 (D.C. Cir. 1978). In March 1975, in the words of the Court of Appeal, "appellant Leonard P. Matlovich, after some twelve years of excellent service in the military, wrote to the Secretary of the Air Force, through his commanding officers, that he had concluded that his "sexual preferences are homosexual as opposed to heterosexual." He added that in his view his sexual preferences would in no way interfere with his Air Force duties and that he considered himself fully qualified for further military service." He was discharged for his honesty. On his tombstone are inscribed the words "They gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one."

Sponsored by American Veterans for Equal Rights
and the Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance

Meet at the GULC Clock Tower at 2 P.M.
Dress: Dark Suit and Tie or Similar

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:
The Congressional Cemetery is 1801 E St. Southeast 20003.
The entrance is near the intersection of 18th and E.
Signs at the entrance will guide you to the service.

Washington, DC

Servicemembers United (formerly Call to Duty) is partnering with the Human Rights Campaign, Log Cabin Republicans, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network and the Liberty Education Forum for a three-day tribute on the National Mall to honor the 12,000 Americans who have been discharged under the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law since its inception.
 
One American flag will be placed on the Mall for each discharged service member. These flags will stand as a testament to the waste caused by this discriminatory law, and will serve as the backdrop for a series of events honoring LGBT Americans' service, their sacrifice, and their fight to serve with dignity.
 
12,000 Flags for 12,000 Patriots Display
Friday November 30 - Sunday December 2, 2007
The National Mall, between 7th and 14th Streets
 
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Community Happy Hour (w/ light appetizers)
Friday November 30 at 6 pm
Bar Helix, 1430 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington DC
 
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Community Conference
Saturday December 1 at 9 am
HRC's Equality Forum, 1640 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington DC
 
Army-Navy Game Football Party
Saturday December 1 at 12 pm
Nellie's Sportsbar, 900 U Street NW, Washington DC
 
Military Chaplains' Prayer Service
Sunday December 2 at 11 am
National Mall
 
We will need volunteers throughout the weekend. If you're interested in supporting these events as a volunteer, please contact HRC staffer Antonio Agnone at antonio.agnone@hrc.org. Please feel free to direct any other questions you may have about any of these events to info@servicemembersunited.org.

Atlanta, GA

Atlanta Annual Veterans Day Parade
Sunday, November 11, 2007
11:11 parade starts
Contact:
AVER Georgia
Danny Ingram, President
president_averga@yahoo.com
678 596 1311
contact Danny Ingram for meeting time and location

New York, NY

New York City Veterans Day Parade
Sunday, November 11th, 2007
Join AVER-NY and the Lesbian and Gay Big Apple Corps Marching Band
as we honor our vets by marching under the American and Rainbow flags
You must sign-up to march with us by calling
718 849-5665 or email
glbtvetsnyc@yahoo.com
leave your name, telephone number and e-mail address

Line-up: 10 AM, 27th St. between Madison and 5th Aves.
Look for the AVER Banner and Rainbow flag
What to wear: neat casual clothing and all your medals and ribbons
We do NOT permit carrying or wearing any protest or political signs, slogans or insignia of any kind.

Contact:
Denny Meyer, Pres. AVER-NY
glbtvetsnyc@yahoo.com
718 849-5665

www.averny.tripod.com

CHICAGO

Nov 6 - Members of AVER participate in the Mayor’s Annual Veterans Day Ceremony
at the Cultural  Center - 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Nov 10 - 11:00 a.m.- The City of Chicago will host the Annual Veterans Day Ceremony at Soldier Field.   AVER  will be in attendance, including SSGT Eric Alva, from San Antonio, TX, who will be the guest speaker at Sunday’s 15th Annual Veterans Day Dinner. After the ceremony all veterans are invited into the Cadillac Room for refreshments.

Nov 10 -2:00 p.m.  Members of AVER will travel to Steger, IL
to hold its 14th Annual Remembrance Day  Ceremony for Allen Schindler,
local Navy Radioman murdered by his shipmates in 1992 for being gay.

Nov 11 - AVER Chicago Chapter will hold its 15th Annual Veterans Day Dinner at the Center on  Halsted.  Guest speakers include SSGT Eric Alva, first American servicemember wounded in Iraq, and Rochelle Crump, former Chairman of the Mayor’s Advisory Council on Veterans Affairs, and also former Asst. Director of Veterans Affairs for the State of Illinois. 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Contact:
Chicago Chapter of AVER
P.O. Box 29317
Chicago, IL 60629
jamesdarby@aol.com
773 752 0058