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LGBT Military Group Creates Partnership

SPARTA_1Military Partners and Families Coalition welcomes SPART*A to our growing list of Coalition members! Ariana Bostian-Kentes President of MPFC had this to say; “We see this as a terrific strategic partnership. Your extensive networks will benefit from the work we’ve been doing and together we can advance the movement toward equality for the LGBT military community as a whole. We are all looking ahead to the ground we can gain in the future while working side-by-side.”

 

LGBT Military Group Creates Partnership Extending Networks for Both Organizations

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Contact:

Ariana Bostian-Kentes,

ariana@milpfc.org Tel: 571-354-MPFC (6732)

Mark Mazzone, Deputy Communications Director, SPART*A

Communications@spartapride.org Tel: 910-431-5207

 

SPART*A Builds Partnership with Military Partners and Families Coalition

LGBT Military Group Creates Partnership Extending Networks for Both Organizations

Washington, D.C., August 28, 2013 – SPART*A, an organization of LGBT service members, their families, and veterans, formally announced its decision today to join in a partnership with a major organization helping same-sex military families, the Military Partners and Families Coalition (MPFC), allowing both organizations to help one another through access to common resources, education, and networking opportunities while advancing equality for LGBT service members, their families, and veterans.

“Military Partners and Families Coalition board has agreed to a coalition partnership with SPART*A. We see this as a terrific strategic partnership. We are looking forward to talking more about how SPART*A’s extensive networks can benefit from the work we’ve been doing and how together we can advance the movement toward equality for the LGBT military community as a whole,” said Ariana Bostian-Kentes, President of MPFC.

MPFC has done extensive work along with other family-oriented organizations to bring education about the resources and benefits now afforded our families since landmark cases involving the repeal of DADT and provision of DOMA. Granting benefits for same-sex military families is accelerating rapidly as the equality movement presses forward.

“We want to say thank you to MPFC for believing in our newly established organization and giving us such a warm welcome. We look forward to partnering with them on projects and events in the future. As a married service member, I am extremely excited to see what both of our organizations can do together to further support the LGBT military community and our families,” said Tania Dunbar, SPART*A Board Co-Chair.

For more information about Military Partners and Families Coalition, visit http://www.milpfc.org or www.facebook.com/milpfc.

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SPART*A: SPART*A is a group of LGBT people who currently serve or have served in the military and our families as well as veteran and uniformed allies. We are a membership organization, built by, for and with members from all parts of the LGBT military community. SPART*A’s mission is to advocate for and support our actively serving LGBT military members and veterans, and their families, while working to ensure that the military enforces equal opportunity protections fairly to all.

Military Partners and Families Coalition (MPFC): is a leading national organization providing support, resources, education, and advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender military families. Founded in 2011 by a group of spouses and partners of active duty U.S. Armed Forces service members stationed in the U.S. and overseas, MPFC is a non-profit, non-partisan organization based in Washington, D.C. For more information, go to www.milpfc.org or www.facebook.com/milpfc.

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