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President of Transgender American Veterans Association to address Trump’s Ban on Pride of the Ocean

As we prepare to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and the beginning of the modern LGBT rights movement, we must recognize that the LGBT community continues to be attacked.  On Pride of the Ocean, we will honor those Stonewall Era Veterans who 50 years ago led the way for the fight for LGBT civil rights.  But we recognize that more has to be done, especially in this era of right wing attacks on the community.  Recently, President Trump banned Transgender Americans from the military.  Will that actually happen?  That is why Pride of the Ocean is honored to have on board to speak about the ban (and any repercussions from the planned Supreme Court rulings concerning the ban), Evan Young (Major, retired) of the Transgender American Veterans Association.  What is this ban about and what can we do to help reverse these attacks and damage being done on Transgender Military Service personnel?


Major (Ret.) Evan Young
National President
Transgender American Veterans Association
Major (Ret.) Evan Young is a retired Army officer and National President of The Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA). A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, he is a graduate of Northwestern State University of Louisiana with a Bachelors Degree in English. He also earned a Masters Degree in Management Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University and has a graduate business certificate from the University of Michigan-Flint. Major Young is the former President of the Board of Directors for the Arkansas Transgender Equality Coalition (ArTEC),


On Pride of the Ocean, as we mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots,we will also honor those who have fought for the country and the LGBT community.  On board the Norwegian Dawn, on our way from New York to Halifax Canada, we will be  presenting  a special tribute along with our partner Women on a Roll for Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer (Ret.).   We are inviting  LGBT veterans to join us in this tribute.  We will have a special discount for any Veteran who wants to join us on Pride of the Ocean’s Stonewall 50 cruise this coming Gay Pride month June 8th to 15th sailing from New York City.   (Veterans receive $150 off your cruise package!!). Click here to learn more.

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