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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

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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TAVA Brings a Highly Experienced Leader on Board

TRANSGENDER AMERICAN VETERANS ASSOCIATION FOR IMMEIDATE RELEASE Re: Transgender American Veterans Assn. Brings a Highly Experienced Leader on Board On October 20th, Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA) brought Zander Keig, a key leader in the transgender community, to our board…

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From My Earliest Memory

From my earliest memory by Gene Silvestri From my earliest memory, I always felt "different." I gravitated towards boy clothing, baseball, G.I. Joe figures and anything military related. If my mother put a dress on me, I would throw a…

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Tides Foundation awards grant to TAVA

TRANSGENDER AMERICAN VETERANS ASSOCIATION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Re: Tides Foundation awards Grant to Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA) The Tides Foundation, dedicated to facilitating positive social change since 1976, has this year awarded a Trans Justice Funding Project grant to…

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TAVA responds to DoD Transgender Policy Study

The announcement that the Pentagon may soon lift the ban on transgender service is the culmination of years of campaigning for the right of patriotic…

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