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2020 Transgender Military Retreat

Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA)


Transgender American Veterans Military Retreat – a Conference for Building Community and Self Advocacy Atlanta, September 25 – 27, 2020.

Transgender American Veterans Association announces its second conference of Advocacy, Empowerment and Resources which will be held at the grand Hilton Garden Inn in Atlanta, GA Sept 25-27, 2020.

We are pleased to announce the following speakers that will educate and inspire our audience: Kristen Beck, Laila Ireland, Zander Keig, Andrea Zekis, and Stephen Lessard. Please download our flip book on the registration page to learn more about each speaker.

The weekend registration includes an optional Major League Baseball game featuring the Atlanta Braves.

The conference is sponsored by TAVA, the Pollin Group, and Nike. All conference registrants will receive a Nike camouflage draw string bag with brochures and swag from transgender veteran organizations from across the nation to promote awareness of all resources available to our community. The first 100 registrants receive drastically reduced hotel costs. Normal rate for two days in midtown Atlanta is $230 per night. Registration is $50 total per person for the entire conference, including some meals, until February 15th. Baseball game is an optional excursion, costing $75, which includes special seating, beverages (including beer and wine), and food. Transportation to the game is included.

Hurry! Seats are limited.

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Contact: Evan Young, President, TAVA

2020 Transgender Military Summit Speakers
Evan Young

Evan Young

Evan Young is originally from Little Rock, Ark. He graduated basic training in 1989, transitioned from a sergeant to lieutenant in 1998, and rose to the rank of Major before retiring. In 1998, Evan graduated from Northwestern State University of Louisiana with a B.A. in English. From there, he continued his studies while on Active Duty and graduated from Nova Southeastern University in Florida with a M.S. in Management Information Systems. He earned his public affairs credentials in 2004 and broadcasting management credentials in 2007. He served in the Reserves, Guard, and Active Duty. He was the Hawaii National Guard as a Public Affairs officer and a Media Officer at NORAD and US NORTHCOM. Evan began transition in 2011. He retired from the Army as a Major in 2013. Since then he began his own web development company, EF Young, has written for OutServe magazine as a blogger, is the former president of the Arkansas Transgender Equality Coalition, and currently serves as the national president of the Transgender American Veterans Association. Evan currently lives in Dover, AR. with his two children.

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