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  • Veteran Association

    AGENCY: AMERICAN VETERANS FOR EQUAL RIGHTS (AVER)
    ADDRESS: PO Box 29317, Chicago, IL 60629
    CONTACT: James Darby
    PHONE: (773) 752-0058
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    Varies

    AVER is a non-profit, chapter-based association of active, reserve and veteran servicemembers dedicated to full and equal rights and equitable treatment for all present and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

    Throughout our history, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and two-spirit Americans served in the Armed Forces. They took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies both foreign and domestic. We aver that it is the right of these Americans to express personal aspects of their lives, and, in particular, aspects of their sexual orientation and/or gender identification. Furthermore, they should be allowed to do this in an environment free from harassment and discrimination based on prejudice, fear, ignorance, or intolerance in order to fulfill their human potential to the fullest.

    Working as individuals or in cohesive units with others while serving our country in either war or peace our members have accumulated distinguished records of military service that demonstrate a resolve and a commitment to cherished American ideals. We are active duty personnel, reservists, and veterans of the United States Air Force, Army, Army Air Corps, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Merchant Marine, National Guard, and Navy, or any reserve components thereof, or the various State Militia. In pursuit of common goals we proudly join together as the American Veterans for Equal Rights.

    Associated Tags: American Veterans for Equal Rights , armed forces , AVER , communities , military , veterans

  • Gay and Lesbian Sailor’s Social and Support Group

    AGENCY: GAY, LESBIAN, AND SUPPORTIVE SAILORS
    ADDRESS: 320A Dewey Ave., Great Lakes, IL 60088
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: None Listed
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    Not Listed

    The Gay, Lesbian and Supporting Sailors (GLASS) seeks to foster a base free of prejudice, bigotry, harassment, and violence by providing a space for all Sailors to explore and increase their understanding of aspects related to sexual orientation and expression in an open and nonjudgmental environment.We support and affirm the diverse identities and lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual (LGB) Sailors as individuals and as groups, especially as students, staff, and faculty of Training Support Command (TSC) and their families, friends, and allies, by the cultivation of safe space, educational outreach, advocacy, visibility of LGB issues, information and referral, and academic and leadership opportunities.

    GLASS is a peer-to-peer group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and supportive sailors at Great Lakes Naval Station in Great Lakes, IL. We are committed to providing support for our fellow sailors through advocacy, education and outreach.

    Associated Tags: advocacy , communities , education , Gay Lesbian and Supportive Sailors , general interest , GLASS , Great Lakes Naval Station , leadership , mental health , military , navy , outreach , sailors , social , support group , Supporting Sailors , Training Support Command , TSC