Check out this resource fair for LGBT veterans in the D.C. area

Matt Saintsing
October 23, 2018 - 5:01 pm

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Veterans in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia are invited to a wellness outreach and resource fair to learn more about the health services available to the LGBT veteran community. 

On October 26, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., veterans and allies can check out what the Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center has to offer. Representatives focusing on women’s health, mental health and chaplain services will be in attendance. 

“Attending the event offers the opportunity for veterans in the LGBT community to meet one another and to meet one-on-one with VA professionals in a safe space that is positive and inclusive,” says Gloria Hairston, director of public affairs at the D.C. VA Medical Center.  “The healthcare team at the DC VA Medical center is hopeful that veterans will attend the event without fear or shame.” 

Additionally, there will be an opportunity for community partners to offer resources for veterans and their families. 

Hairston adds that the DC VA is committed to providing safe, quality health care for all veterans who enroll, including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. 

And the event will feature a drag performance from Andrea Anderson, a transgender Army veteran. 

All who wish to come are welcome. 

The resource fair will take place Friday, October 26, at DC Live Performance Space at 1015 Half Street, S.E. Washington, D.C. 20003. Anyone interested can RSVP by calling (202) 745-4037. 

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