Veterans have much higher rates of suicide than the general population. So does the LGBTQ community. But the problem compounds where those communities intersect: LGBTQ
Nathanial Bohme, LGBTQ veterans coordinator for the Department of Veterans Affairs, will lead a panel discussion after the screening. Read full story and keep up
Suicide prevention is VA’s highest clinical priority. Our most vulnerable Veteran communities, including LGBT Veterans, face some of the biggest obstacles in seeking help. LGBT
The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs is proud to be partnering with 2018 QDoc, the Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival, in showcasing the groundbreaking, ODVA-sponsored film “Breaking the Silence.”
Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Linda Campbell, the Oregon veteran who fought for and became the first to secure the right to be buried next
The U.S. military employs an estimated 15,000 transgender people, meaning any plan to ban transgender soldiers could disrupt thousands of lives, not to mention the
The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs is proud to present the world premiere of “Breaking the Silence,” a documentary featuring the stories of some of Oregon’s LGBTQ service members and veterans. This groundbreaking film explores the lives of five Oregon veterans, who not only served their country honorably, but were forced to serve in silence and at great risk to themselves, their careers and their families.
The State of Oregon and the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs values and honors the contributions of all those who have served and continue to serve honorably in the military. Unequivocally, we proudly stand behind all veterans and service members who served with honor, regardless of gender identity, and we will continue to do so.
Among the thousands decked in rainbow colors and glitter in Portland’s Pride parade on June 18, one lone airman was marching in his official military
It’s believed that Sgt. Boehme is the first active service member in Oregon or Washington to get approval to march in uniform in a pride
Air National Guard member receives command approval to march in uniform in Portland, Seattle pride parades
This weekend, Portland Air National Guard Technical Sgt. Nathaniel Boehme had the rare honor of wearing his military uniform during the Portland Pride Parade on June 18. He will also be allowed to march in uniform during the Seattle Pride Parade that will take place on June 25.
As one of the few African-American females to serve in the U.S. Marines, Pacific University public health major Irisa Grimes ’17 is acutely aware of