American Veterans for Equal Rights is the nation’s LGBT Veterans Service Organization, and the only LGBT VSO recognized by the Department of Veterans Affairs. For over 25 years AVER has worked to secure the right of LGBT people to serve in the United States military. With the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law in 2010 we achieved a major victory, and in the final months of 2016 Transgender patriots too can now serve openly with honor and dignity. As a chapter based organization AVER works to help veterans access benefits from the VA and provides a safe, respectful, and supportive space where the trauma of military service can find understanding and healing. With changing political landscapes, we acknowledge how precious and vulnerable are the rights we fought so long to secure, and AVER will remain ever vigilant to safeguard our freedom for future generations of LGBT Americans and all the men and women who wish to defend our nation’s sacred liberty in the United States armed forces.
B.E.A.T. AIDS (Black Effort Against the Threat of Aids), we are located on 1017 N Main Ave. Suite 200, San Antonio, TX 78212. Our mission is to provide the highest quality HIV/AIDS prevention, education and services, reaching out to the community. Our vision is to promote community wide understanding of the impact of HIV/AIDS. BEAT was founded in 1987 and provides culturally relevant services to persons infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS in San Antonio metro area. From the beginning, we have focused on serving and working with minority communities, underserved persons, and disproportionately affected groups (i.e. homeless, illiterate, substance abusers, the incarcerated, the poor, mentally ill persons, sex workers and others) who perceive barriers to care and accessing solutions to their medical needs. Among the services provided are: free HIV-1 & HIV-2 (rapid)/Syphilis/ Hep C testing; case management; mental health counseling (individual and group); support groups; emergency financial assistance (rent and utilities); food vouchers, bus passes; taxis; gas vouchers; transportation services (by appointment); prevention counseling; prevention case management; peer outreach; prevention with HIV positive individuals; educational seminars, health insurance continuation; co-pay assistance; computer access; substance abuse counseling (individual and group).
Fiesta Youth is a youth program in the San Antonio Texas area for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer teens and their allies. The mission of Fiesta Youth is to provide a safe, non-judgmental, affirming place for LBGTQ teens to express and explore who they are through education, peer-support, advocacy and friendship.
GALA of SAC (San Antonio College)
We are college group for LGBTQ and allied students of SAC (San Antonio College). We believe in equality for all.
Texas A&M LGBTQA Coalition
We Are Alive Inc. is dedicated to assisting persons with terminal illnesses and severe chronic illnesses that are ongoing serious disabilities, regardless of the illness. To accomplish this goal We Are Alive Inc. provides limited various services to individuals in the areas of; assistance for medical co-pays, living expenses, referrals to other resources & educational programs, etc. We Are Alive Inc. Take in No Government Moneys, but relies on Community Donations. Donations to We Are Alive Inc. can be made in the following ways; 1) By mailing a check or money order to We Are Alive, Inc., 14546 Brook Hollow # 165, San Antonio, Texas 78232 (please do not send cash), 2) By credit card on this website www.wearealive.org as discussed in the section entitled, "To Make A Donation Now" or with a $25.00 Donation you will receive a "Banding Together For A Cure" Cap, Bandana & Key Ring Set Pictured HERE.
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