The Forward Observer


April 2013 PDF?(1.23MB)?. Volume 7 . Issue 1

  • 2013 Convention News
  • VA Commitment to Minority Vets: Why Not Us?
  • Benefits Extended to Same-Sex Domestic Partners
  • Remembering two fallen Vets


September 2012?PDF?(518KB) Volume 6 . Issue 2
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  • Pride 2012 Review: One Year Anniversary of the end of DADT.

April 2012 PDF (1.4MB) Volume 6 . Issue 1
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  • AVER Convention & OutServe Summit : Is Our Future in a Commission for Rights of Military Service?
  • GLASS: Illinois naval base starts first gay and lesbian support group
  • Proposed National LGBT Veterans Memorial


June 2011 PDF (3.6MB Print Version). Volume 5 . Issue 2

  • President and Pentagon Certify Repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Policy
  • Albuquerque to Host National Convention Oct 6-9, 2011

January 2011 PDF (699KB) . Volume 5 . Issue 1
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  • DADT Repeal Act of 2010 Passes
  • Local Chapters Observe Veterans Day
  • Albuquerque Convention 2011


September 2010 PDF?(731KB)

  • 20th Anniversary Wreath-Laying Ceremony at Arlington
  • Local Chapters Celebrate Pride
  • Veterans Lobby Days 2010 Report

April 2010?PDF?(1.5MB)
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  • AVER Prepares for Operation Golden Eagle in DC
  • A Brief History of GLBVA/AVER
  • Caring for LGBT Troops and Vets
  • AVER’s Future as a Veterans Service Organization

January 2010?(957KB)
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  • AVER 2009 National Convention Recap
  • National Equality March on Washington
  • AVER Veterans March Across America on Veterans Day


September 2009 PDF?(1.3MB)
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  • Summer Pride Recap
  • Former President Nancy Russell seated on AVER Board
  • Gold Coast Chapter “Fights” Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell


December 2007 PDF?(899KB)
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  • Elmer & Gus – Since 1945
  • A Soldier Speaks – Danny Ingram
  • The Forgotten Veterans; Veterans Day

August 2007?PDF?(1.1MB)
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  • MREA 2007; National Convention
  • Memorial Day
  • Summer Pride
  • Taps


November 2006 PDF?(1.7MB)
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  • Florida Air Show; AVER 2007 National Convention
  • Summer Pride
  • In Memorium.


September 2005 PDF?(4.8MB)
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  • AVER 2005 Convention, Los Angeles, CA
  • Summer Pride Events
  • Anti-DADT Resolutions.

March 2005 PDF (4MB)
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  • Backed by 52 others, Representative Martin Meehan (D-MA) Introduces the Military Readiness Enhancement Act of 2005. A Bill Which Could Signal The End of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.”


December 2004 PDF?(607KB)
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  • Lawsuits bring DADT Front and Center
  • Pride Parades mingle with Veterans Day Parades

September 2004 PDF?(1.2MB)
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  • National Convention in Washington, DC
  • Summer Pride events around the nation

May 2004 PDF?(522KB)
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  • AVER prepares for the National Convention in Washington DC, in combination with SLDN Lobby Days


April 1993 PDF (4.02MB)

  • GLBVA goes 501(c)3 Non Profit
  • GLBVA March on Washington
  • New DOD Policy Regarding Gays In The Military


July/August/September 1992 PDF?(4.51MB)

  • Jury Convicts Sailor of Murder of Gay Man
  • March on Washington Coming Up
  • July/August/September “HUYAH” – Commander Eugene T. Gosukla, U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle & Command at Ft. Hood, TX
  • Weeklies Oppose Gay Ban
  • March on Sacramento Planned
  • Admiral Booted Out

May/June 1992 PDF (5.69MB)

  • Schroeder Offers Bill to Abolish Military Discrimination
  • May/June “HUYAH” – H. Ross Perot & Bob Teeter
  • Navy Flyers Come Out
  • Vietnam Hero Booted Out Again
  • GAO Report Verifies Military Ban is Waste
  • Hetero-Sex Scandal Forces SecNav Resignation
  • Soldier’s Brother Still Pushing for Answers to Death

March/April 1992 PDF?(3.18MB)

  • Navy Commences Witch Hunts Overseas
  • March/April “HUYAH” – Rear Admiral Stanley & G. Greggory Monroe

February 1992 PDF (2.8MB)

  • Arch-Conservative Congressman Sides with Gays
  • Stupsid Coordinates ’92 Congressional Testimony
  • February “HUYAH” – U.S. Army General Colin Powell
  • Wisconsin County Buffets Military Discrimination
  • Active Duty Sailor Leads SDVA

January 1992 PDF (2.97MB)

  • National Meeting Planned
  • Gay Vets March to White House
  • January “HUYAH” – U.S. District Judge Oliver Gasch


January/February 1991 PDF?(799KB)

  • Fundraising is Critical
  • Open Letter to White House