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Military Transgender Day of Recognition (MTDOR)

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VFW Post 1

841 Santa Fe Drive

Denver, Colorado 80204

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1st Annual Military Transgender Day of Recognition (MTDOR)

This event has been established to honor a specific group in our Veterans communityand is our FIRST annual Military Transgender Day of Recognition (MTDOR). This event recognizes the silent service of our past Transgender Services Members and encourages our current service members to charge forward with diligence.

Dinner: Dinner and dessert will be provided to our guests. Donations are encouraged.

Adult Beverages: Beer and Wine will be provided to our guests. Donations are encouraged.

Silent Auction: Items for events, activities, services, and products will be displayed for auction. All proceeds will be split 50/50 between AVER-RMC and GIC. Auction item list will be udpated as soon as we acquire all items.

Speaker: Laila Ireland

Laila is a Retired Army Veteran, TransWoman, and TransMilitary Advocate who is stationed with her husband, Staff Sergeant Logan Ireland, at Peterson Air Force Base (AFB), Colorado Springs, CO. Laila will be speaking about her experience as a Transgender Servicemember, a spouse of an Active Duty Transgender Servicemember, and what future advocacy and activism will be required for protection of current rights and equality and further momentum for Active Duty Transgender Servicemembers.

Speaker: Shelby Scott, Ph.D.

Dr. Shelby Scott, is one of the LGBT Veteran Care Coordinators (VCC) at Denver VA and functions as a Women's Mental Health Psychologist. In her role as LGBT VCC, Dr. Scott is currently working to increase visibility of LGBT Veteran issues, connect LGBT Veterans to VA services, provide trainings on cultural competence for VA staff, and offer a Transgender Veteran support group. Through collaboration with the LGBT Veteran community and VA staff, she hopes to make the Denver VA a more welcoming and safe space for the LGBT Veteran community. Dr. Scott will be speaking about what the Eastern Colorado Health Case System is doing to lead the way in Medical and Psychological care for our Transgender Veterans community and how other organizations can assist in creating a more inclusive healthcare environment through education and advocacy.


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