PHOTOS: Orlando VA celebrates LGBTQ Pride Month

By : Jeremy Williams
Comments: 0

ORLANDO | The Orlando VA Medical Center in Lake Nona celebrated its ninth annual LGBT+ Pride Month Celebration in Orlando June 14.

More than two dozen VA services, LGBTQ organizations and community programs gathered in the VA’s Lake Nona Auditorium to educate LGBTQ veterans and celebrate Pride.

Continue Reading >>

Central Florida Overheard: Quilt of memories

By : anonymous
Comments: 0

The AIDS Memorial Quilt is a massive quilt started in the 1980s by LGBTQ activist Cleve Jones to bring awareness to how bad the AIDS pandemic really was. Each panel was personalized for someone who lost their battle with the disease. It is meant to honor the dead and bring healing to the person’s loved ones.

This year, the Orlando VA Medical Center is raising awareness for HIV/AIDS and letting the community know the fight is still not over by creating a local quilt to be displayed later this year. “We are going to unveil the quilt on Worlds AIDS Day,” says Freda Johnson, a social worker with the VA’s Infectious Disease Team. “Then it will be displayed at the various VA locations around Central Florida.”

Continue Reading >>

VA LGBT Pride Month Celebration

By : Alex Storer
Comments: 0

June 10 was a gay day at the VA, and Watermark headed over to set up a table and talk LGBT news.

The Orlando VA Medical Center hosted their annual LGBT Pride Month Celebration to honor the LGBT veterans who served in the U.S. military.

Continue Reading >>