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About 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.

Here are my most recent posts

Transgender Service Amicus Brief

Washington, D.C. Yesterday, Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA) joined eight other U.S. veterans organizations on a powerful brief submitted to the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in opposition to the proposed ban on military service…

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Detailed Guidance from the Pentagon

Evan Young, Major US Army retired, President of Transgender American Veterans Association, (TAVA), attended a phone conference with senior officials from NCTE, OutServe-SLDN, SPARTA, AVER, AMPA, The PALM Center, WPATH, and a senior defense official immediately after the announcement of…

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Pentagon Announces Open Transgender Service

On the final day of Pride Month 2016, The United States Department of Defense announced the long anticipated news that patriotic Transgender Americans will now be able to openly choose to volunteer to serve their country. Transgender Americans are twice…

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The Orlando Atrocity

The proud patriotic veterans and service members of Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA) share the nation's horror and outrage that our sacred national freedom was violated by an individual who killed and injured over 100 LGBT Americans in Orlando this…

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