Serving Transgender Veterans
- New York State Bar Association
For more than ten years, our organization, the Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County, has operated a legal clinic for veterans at the local Veterans Administration (VA) Vet Center. But it wasn't until we started doing name and gender marker changes for transgender individuals that we started seeing a substantial number of transgender veterans seeking assistance. Perhaps owing to the relatively high veteran population in New York,1 we are now seeing significant numbers of transgender veterans seeking services, and we want to shed light upon this often overlooked group of veterans and some of the unique challenges they face.
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