Central Ohio LGBT Veterans

Veterans Program

Columbus LGBT Color Guard

Pictured Left to Right
Russ Goodwin  PCC(SW) USN 1977-1997, David Gutierrez AD3 E4 USNR 1985-1992, Brian Endicott USA1992-1996, Robert Haas CDR SC USNR 1972 – 1999

Veterans Support Group

Veterans Support Group

This group is facilitated by a licensed counselor/OIF Veteran, Laura M. Harper, from the Columbus Vet Center. All veterans from all eras are welcome. Veterans do not need to be eligible for VA services to attend.

This support serves to respond to the needs of veterans in the community and will be peer directed. Group discussions may include military experiences, benefits/claims/upgrades for discharges, present relationship, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, military sexual trauma and other topics of concern to members. Focus will be put on “peer-to-peer support” and open exchange of “shared experiences” in a safe and welcoming community environment. If necessary, additional resources will be provided or facilitated through the Vet Center and/or Stonewall Columbus.

*NEW* LGBT Veterans Discharge Review Program

The Stonewall Columbus Veterans Program now offers resources that will assist the LGBT veteran in obtaining an official military “discharge review” of other than honorable DD-214 discharges for homosexuality, homosexual behavior or other related offenses with the goal of receiving an official modification to “general” or “honorable” discharge. Trained Stonewall staff will assist the LGBT Vet in obtaining military records, creating and submitting discharge appeal documents and potentially obtaining temporary Veterans Administration benefits.

If you are interested or would like more information, please call Stonewall Columbus at 614-930-2268

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We will use your rank and military branch information to verify that you are a veteran of the United States Military.

Not associated with AVER or BRAVER