Los Angeles– LGBTQ veterans can connect with community resources and veterans benefits and hear from statewide leaders on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at the Los Angeles LGBT Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In partnership with the Los Angeles LGBT Center and in honor of Pride Month, CalVet is hosting its first forum and resource fair for the Los Angeles LGBTQ veteran community.
Veterans and their family members can visit over 20 service providers, veterans organizations, and employers at the event, including representatives from the Los Angeles County Military and Veterans Affairs, UCLA, the California Military Department, and many more.
Attendees will also hear from distinguished guest speakers, CalVet Secretary Vito Imbasciani MD and Deputy Adjutant General for the California National Guard, Major General Matthew Beevers.
"This event kicks off future inclusive and supportive events and resource fairs specifically for LGBTQ veterans," said CalVet Deputy Secretary for Minority and Underrepresented Veterans, Elizabeth Perez.
"The Los Angeles LGBT Center is excited and honored to partner with CalVet for this event. Under the leadership of Dr. Imbasciani, CalVet has been supportive of our veterans' programming, geared to address the needs of our veteran LGBTQ population, and we're looking forward to future collaborations." said Yelba Carrillo, Manager of Social Services for Senior Services.
To register for the LGBTQ Veterans Inclusion Forum click here. For more information about the event, please call 916-201-9295 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.