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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

TAVA VP Promotion & New Board Members

Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA) is pleased to announce our new national Vice President and national board additions. Our long serving VP Gene Silvestri has retired after years of tireless outstanding service. TAVA's newly elected Vice President is Zander Keig.…

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2020 Transgender Military Retreat

Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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…

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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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POTUS Tweet regarding Transgender Service

TRANSGENDER AMERICAN VETERANS ASSOCIATION (TAVA) July 26, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Re: POTUS Tweet regarding Transgender Service The proud patriotic veterans and service members of Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA) are deeply disappointed by President Trump's heartless tweet this morning prohibiting transgender military service. Understandably, the nation is in shock and disbelief that…

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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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