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LGBTQ Veterans

Oregon is proud of the strength and diversity of our veteran community, which spans five eras of service and four generations. To better serve you, ODVA's new lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) veteran coordinator office was created to help LGBTQ veterans and their families learn about and gain access to the full range of their earned benefits.

In many ways, the LGBTQ veteran coordinator serves a role similar to other veteran service officers, helping you connect to federal and state benefits, such as VA health care, disability compensation and pension, homelessness resources and more.

LGBTQ veteran services is also equipped to assist with upgrading your status if you were given an other-than-honorable discharge under the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy and its predecessors, or with other military records corrections (name changes, etc.).

The LGBTQ veteran coordinator office works to build a strong community of and for LGBTQ veterans in Oregon, while also helping shape Oregon laws for the LGBTQ and veteran communities through advocacy and direct recommendations to the Legislature.

Contact the LGBTQ Veterans Coordinator Nathaniel Boehme at (503) 373-2327 (office) or (971) 720-9016 (cell) or LGBTQVets@odva.state.or.us.

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ODVA LGBTQ Veteran Coordinator

To contact our office:

Call or text: 
Office: (503) 373-2327 | Cell: (971) 720-9016

Email: LGBTQvets@odva.state.or.us

Follow us: facebook.com/OregonLGBTQVets

Did you know?

In 2015, Oregon became the first state in the country to establish an LGBTQ veteran coordinator.
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