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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.

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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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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 brings a seasoned leader on board

TRANSGENDER AMERICAN VETERANS ASSOCIATION FOR IMMEIDATE RELEASE Re: Transgender American Veterans Assn. brings a seasoned leader on board In mid May 2015, Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA) brought the highest ranking, out, transgender veteran on to our board of directors.…

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Conquering the World

Underneath my cover, I walk a straight line, returning salutes as I pass. A sergeant salutes and says, “Good morning, Sir.” A warm glow flushes my cheeks, and I reply, “Good morning!” Closer to work a familiar face draws near…

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TAVA Elects New Board Members

In mid February 2015, the Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA) brought two highly experienced, patriotic veterans to our board; enhancing our outreach and mission of serving America’s transgender veterans and advocating for our benefits and for the honor, duty, and…

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Changing your name on your DD-214

Recent litigation has made it possible for veterans to change their name on the DD-214 form. Although current regulations restrict the ability of transgender individuals to serve openly, the National Transgender Discrimination Survey (NTDS) showed that 20% of transgender adults…

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TAVA represents at Little Rock Air Force Base

10/2/2014 - LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. -- The Transgender American Veterans Association's Secretary and retired Army Major, Evan Young, spoke on transgender military inclusion during the Second Annual Diversity Day, September 26, 2014, at Little Rock Air Force…

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TAVA Responds to Secretary of Defense Hagel

11 May 2014- (www.transveteran.org) On Sunday morning May 11th, Secretary of Defense Hagel responded to questions regarding Transgender service in our armed forces, on This Week With George Stephenopolis. Dayna Walker, Acting President of Transgender American Veterans Association, responded today…

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