The Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA) will march to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, on Saturday, May 1, 2004. Organizers hope to draw a significant group of supporters from the Transgender community to honor the many transgender people who served our nation with pride and honor.
A new organization called Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA) has been formed to advocate for fair and equal treatment of transgender/ transsexual veterans and active duty service members, both from the military and the Veterans Administration. It is our hope that we can help to educate the US Military and the VA on gender-identity-related issues, of which they are seeing more and more of as time goes on. By doing so, this should foster a better understanding of who transgender and transsexual people are in this part of the US government.