LGBT Veterans

Bridge the gap between the veteran and LGBT communities, while making a positive impact in the external community. 

Lone Star Veterans Association's mission is to build the community of veterans by advancing careers and strengthening families. We do that through fun, positive, and inclusive events that bring veterans and their families together. Due to responses from member surveys over the past two years and the lack of current events targeting the LGBT community we re-launched our LGBT Veterans social in 2017. This has been one of our fastest growing groups and one of our most supportive in terms of volunteering for all LSVA events. We always want our community building programs to be driven by our members, so please give us your feedback and ideas.

Collaborations:

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Montrose Center Now Offering Services for LGBTQ Veterans and Their Loved Ones

 

Veterans Needs Assessment with the Montrose Center

 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Program at Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas

We have also created a closed Facebook group in order to allow this Affinity Group to effectively communicate between events.

Click Here to Join

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Brooks Ballard, Board Member Liason

 20151212_183548-1.jpgAnson Klaber, Community Leader | E-Mail  

 Allen Devers, Community Leader | E-Mail 
 Shawn Kuehn, Community Leader | E-Mail 
 

Advisory Council

 Kent Loft

Michael Kauth

 

  • Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 07:00 PM · $35.00 USD
    Le Meridien Hotel Houston in Houston, TX

    EPAH LGBT Military Ball

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    To Benefit:

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    Please join us Saturday, September 29th for the first ever LGBT Military Ball. This event is hosted by the Executive and Professional Association of Houston (EPAH) and benefits the Lone Star Veterans Association (LSVA LGBT Affinity Group). Your support means a lot to the growing veteran LGBT community here in Houston. Our mission is to bridge the gap between the veteran and LGBT communities, while making a positive impact in the external community. We build a safe space for LGBT veterans to gather, connect, and celebrate together for the first time. We have trained volunteer Community Leaders, who facilitate our monthly programs and conduct resource navigation for LGBT veterans.

    Funds from this event will go towards hiring a permanent program coordinator to continue the growth and impact LSVA has on the 8,500 LGBT veterans in the Greater Houston area. Currently the group only scratches the surface of these LGBT veterans in Houston.  With your support we will work towards making sure all LGBT veterans know that they are part of One Veteran Community.

    It will be a great party and a fun, impactful fundraising event and memorable night. We'll hear from the first graduate couple to be married at the West Point Chapel (Read their story on the Huffington Post here). Many from the community will be traveling from across the country to attend this first of its kind event, make sure to get your tickets early.

    Read Our CEO's Message on Why We Support LGBT Veterans

    Read about our Collaboration with The Montrose Center in OutSmart Magazine 


    For those that want to stay the night, the Le Meridien Hotel has generously offered us a block of rooms at $89/night (normally over $200) and a $20 donation will be made towards the LSVA LGBT group. 

    Please leave the NUMBER OF GUESTS for the room at the default “1” 
    https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/LSVALGBT


    General Admission

    If you are interested in attending  the event you can do so with your donation of $60 (single).

    Veteran Tickets

    If you are a veteran, active duty, or spouse interested in attending the event you can do so, at a discount, with your donation of $35 (single). You can also buy a ticket for a veteran so that they can attend for free.

    Dress Code: Semi-Formal

     

    Thank you to our Sponsors:

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    Premier Silent Auction Items

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    Click Here For Sponsorship Opportunities


    Lone Star Veterans Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides military veterans with community building activities that strengthen careers and families.

    According to the Department of Labor 80% of all jobs are placed through personal networks, but 60% of veterans cite a lack of personal and professional networks when they leave the military as a hurdle to their transition. Building the veteran community means creating professional and personal networks of our successful members to advance their careers, as well as those new to the community to find a career and a family to belong to.

    Your support of Lone Star Veterans Association allows us to connect veterans and their families to resources, opportunities and other veterans.

  • Friday, October 05, 2018 at 06:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    Guava Lamp in Houston, TX

    LGBT Veterans Social

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    LGBT Veterans social is a monthly event for our veterans that have proudly served  - and the friends and community that surrounds them!

    We have also created a closed Facebook group in order to allow this Affinity Group to effectively communicate between events.
    Click Here to Join

  • Tuesday, October 09, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Tin Roof BBQ

    North Houston Networking

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    We have relaunced our North Side Social!  Please come out and join Carlis and Ann Marie the 2nd Tuesday of each month for a good family event!

  • Tuesday, October 09, 2018 at 06:30 PM · 1 rsvp
    The Cellar Door in Katy, TX

    LSVA Spouses Presents: Natural Solutions for Dealing, Healing & Feeling Great

     

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    Please come join us and find calming, natural solutions to good health and well being.  Everyone is welcome!  Just let us know you are coming please, and we will have some light appetizers.

  • Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    Stadia Sports Grill in Pearland, TX

    Pearland Social

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    Come out and meet other Veterans in your community - and bring your family.  Kids eat free 12 and under.  Door Prizes, Comaraderie, Networking and Fun! Michelle will be hosting this event!

  • Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    No Label Brewery

    Veteran Spouses Sponsor Family Night in Katy

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    We're excited to welcome military & veteran spouses to join us at No Label Brewing Co! Meet and network with military spouses. Bring your family...if you want. Fun & Door Prizes!

  • Friday, November 02, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Guava Lamp in Houston, TX

    LGBT Veterans Social

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    LGBT Veterans social is a monthly event for our veterans that have proudly served  - and the friends and community that surrounds them!

    We have also created a closed Facebook group in order to allow this Affinity Group to effectively communicate between events.
    Click Here to Join

  • Saturday, November 03, 2018 at 11:00 AM · 155 rsvps
    Amegy Tower - Park in Houston, TX

    Veterans Month Picnic

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    A day is not near enough for our Country's Heroes!  We kick off Veteran's Month with our big family Picnic!  We are so excited about our picnic this year!  We are having it in the Backyard of the Beautiful Amegy Bank Headquarters in the Galleria!  We have a lot coming up so keep watching this space for all of the awesome announcements and opportunities!!

    WE HAD SO MUCH FUN LAST YEAR!!

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    Send all forms and questions to connie.gray@lonestarveterans.org

     

    SPONSORS, VENDORS & RESOURCE FAIR!

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    WE NEED CHILI COOK-OFF TEAMS - PLEASE SIGN UP!

    Click on Judges names to read their entire bios:

    Walter Johnson - Founder & Sr. Chairman of Amegy Bank

    Erin Smith - Chef

    Patrick Feges - Chef

    Shannen Tune - Chef

    Justin Turner - Chef

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    Please check out the updated rules to include the "People's Choice" Award - Updated 9/4/18

     

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    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:

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    Here's our picnic Layout right now - it is subject to change a bit

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  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Tin Roof BBQ

    North Houston Networking

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    We have relaunced our North Side Social!  Please come out and join Carlis and Ann Marie the 2nd Tuesday of each month for a good family event!

  • Friday, December 07, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Guava Lamp in Houston, TX

    LGBT Veterans Social

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    LGBT Veterans social is a monthly event for our veterans that have proudly served  - and the friends and community that surrounds them!

    We have also created a closed Facebook group in order to allow this Affinity Group to effectively communicate between events.
    Click Here to Join


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