LGBT Veterans Day Events
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
call 619 459-1019
Pride Parade on Sunday November 4th, at 10:00 AM
Palm Springs, CA
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
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
Palm Springs Gay Veterans
Chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights
Millard Tips, Pres
Greater Dallas Veterans Day Parade
parade through downtown Dallas, Texas
patriotic displays on City Hall Plaza
Saturday, 10 November 2007
0900 to 1500 City Hall Plaza, 1500 Marilla
Drive, Dallas, TX (downtown)
Pepe N. Johnson
SUNDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2007
3 P.M. – Congressional Cemetery
HONOR EVERY VETERAN
Join Outlaw on Veterans Day
at the Congressional Cemetery in
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
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
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.
(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
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
Saturday December 1 at 12 pm
Nellie's Sportsbar, 900 U Street NW, Washington DC
Military Chaplains' Prayer
Sunday December 2 at 11 am
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please feel free to direct any other questions you may have about any of these
events to email@example.com.
Atlanta Annual Veterans Day Parade
Sunday, November 11, 2007
11:11 parade starts
Danny Ingram, President
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Denny Meyer, Pres. AVER-NY
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
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.
Chicago Chapter of AVER
P.O. Box 29317
Chicago, IL 60629
773 752 0058