American Veterans for Equal Rights is the oldest and largest chapter-based, all-volunteer national Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Veterans Service Organization in the United States, and the nation’s only LGBT VSO recognized by the Veterans Administration.
National Military Family Association: National Military Family Association is the leading non-profit organization focusing on issues important to military families. We believe that all military families deserve comprehensive child care, accessible health care, spouse employment options, great schools, caring communities, a secure retirement, and support for widows and widowers.
Service Members, Partners, Allies For Respect & Tolerance For All (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.
United Soldiers and Sailors of America (USASOA) is an all-volunteer, non-political, non-profit organization. Our mission is to provide combat wounded service members/veterans and their families with donated funding and supplies essential to daily life. Volunteers at United Soldiers and Sailors of America have a successful history of raising awareness and much needed personal supplies for our wounded heroes recovering at our military hospitals. During our time visiting these facilities, we saw first-hand how much assistance our troops needed and decided to start an organization that worked to collect monetary donations and personal items to supplement the shortages of these resources.
OutServe-SLDN: OutServe-SLDN is the association of actively serving LGBT military personnel and is a non-partisan, non-profit, legal services, watchdog and policy organization dedicated to bringing about full LGBT equality to America’s military and ending all forms of discrimination and harassment of military personnel on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. OS-SLDN provides free and direct legal assistance to service members and veterans affected by the repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law and the prior regulatory ban on open service, as well as those currently serving who may experience harassment or discrimination. Since 1993, our in-house legal team has responded to more than 12,000 requests for assistance.
Forum on the Military Chaplaincy: Forum on the Military Chaplaincy. The Forum supports the Chiefs of Chaplains in their constitutional duty to secure the free exercise of religion for all of America’s service members, to achieve denominational balance and symmetry within the Chaplain Corps consistent with national demographics, to provide an inclusive, socially and spiritually responsive program of training and education, and to extend a welcome and affirming presence to the troops and military families they are called to serve.
ORAH! Operation Restore Advocate Heal: Advocacy and support organization for veterans investigated and/or discharged from military service due to perceived or actual sexual orientation.
LGBT Fallen Heroes Fund: The goal of the LGBT Fallen Heroes Fund is to identify and honor those fallen LGBT Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters, EMS, and members of the Military who have dedicated their lives to their communities and give recognition to their survivors. It isn’t how they died that is important – It’s how they lived.
The Diocese of Uniformed Services and Chaplaincy (DUSC) is dedicated to caring for the spiritual well lbeing of our LGBT active military personnel (LGBT-AMP), their partners and families. Our goal is to provide the LGBT-AMP with resources that address the whole person, and provide assessable chaplains to serve any spiritual need, regardless of religious affiliation. We work with military personnel of all faiths and none. Through our Ministry of Presence, DUSC intends to be assessable, responsive and engaged with the spiritual needs of the LGBT military community. We are available for support, advocacy and stand in solidarity with your freedom of expression.
Military Acceptance Project: The Military Acceptance Project (MAP) is an organization established for the purpose of promoting social justice, equality, and fair treatment for all service members. Graduate students and faculty at the University of Southern California’s School of Social Work at the San Diego Academic Center founded this organization.
Military Family Research Institute (MFRI). Through research and outreach, the (MFRI) works closely with collaborators to improve the lives of service members and their families across the country. At MFRI, we work every day as a “force multiplier” for the support of military families.
Military Spouse Foundation (MSF). The Military Spouse Foundation (MSF) is an organization created by military spouses, career professionals and education specialists for military spouses. We have created a two phased customized educational curriculum specifically designed to meet the unique lives and careers of military spouses. Through our online career planning and entrepreneurial training center we are part educator, mentor, adviser, supporter and advocate. We can help you begin, rekindle, or change your career while also making it as portable as the life of a military spouse can be. While your spouse chose to serve our country, we chose to serve you.
SWAN’s vision is to transform military culture by securing equal opportunity and the freedom to serve in uniform without threat of harassment, discrimination, intimidation or assault. SWAN also seeks to reform veterans’ services on a national scale to guarantee equal access to quality health care, benefits and resources for women veterans and their families.
The Yellow Ribbon Fund (YRF) fills the gaps in support for injured service members and their families. During recovery at Walter Reed and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, YRF provides free hotel stays, rental cars, and cab rides for visiting loved ones; hospital social events plus sports and cultural outings; massages and more for family caregivers; and career and educational mentoring. YRF also offers support after injured veterans go home.
You Are Strong! Center on Veterans Health and Human Services: To combat negative stigma and provide streamlined information about health and human services for U.S. veterans. You Are Strong! Researches and coordinates information currently available throughout the country that serves veterans and streamlines that information to make it easily understandable and accessible to veterans.