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About Gene Silvestri

Private First Class (PFC) Gene Silvestri is a married, U.S. Army disabled transgender veteran, and he received an honorable medical discharge in 2003. Gene served with the 14th Military Police Brigade, 787th Battalion in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Since being discharged, Gene has been active as an advocate in the local Sacramento Veteran community as well as the Sacramento LGBT community and area politics. He is a member of Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and American Veterans For Equal Rights (AVER). He also serves as board secretary with the Sacramento Valley Veterans (SVV), his local AVER chapter. He has a wide array of knowledge on VA claims processes as well other benefits information. In March 2014, Gene began serving with the American Military Partner Association (AMPA) as their Veterans Affairs Coordinator. In February 2015, Gene began serving as a board-member-at-large with the Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA). Currently, Gene continues to be involved in community outreach and advocacy for all Veterans. Gene began his transition in 2011 and receives all of his health care at his local VA hospital.

Here are my most recent posts

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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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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