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Welcome to the Veterans for Human Rights

Veterans for Human Rights, Inc. (VFHR) was incorporated in 1993 as a non-partisan public benefit corporation, organized and operating under the laws of the State of Oregon. Currently the VFHR is a group of volunteer LGBTBQ Combat-Veterans with a focus on providing information to help guide and support LGBTQ Veterans and their families in Oregon. The VFHR was founded for purposes of ending discrimination against the military service of openly gay and lesbian Americans to include U.S. Military enlistment and all related benefits. The VFHR promotes the general welfare of its members, with special reference to the full and equal recognition and protection of members' status as active, reserve or Veteran members of the U.S. Military. VFHR actively opposes all forms of discrimination and promotes the ideas and ideals of patriotism and firmly upholds the values and traditions established and upheld by our nationís military.

VFHR works closely with other local and national organizations in securing the full equal and civil rights for all Americans regardless of their sexual orientation, military discharge or marital status. VFHR provides legal resources and referrals for military service members, advocates on behalf of Veterans with HIV/AIDS, defends the unique issues and needs of women Veterans, assists with military discharge upgrades, and participates in local and regional outreach/stand-downs for homeless Veterans.

Following the repeal of Donít Ask Donít Tell in September of 2011, the VFHR actively continues its dedication to assisting Veterans and Active Duty service members in securing the benefits they have earned.

Learn more about the VfHR by clicking on the ABOUT / CONTACT link above.

The Veterans For Human Rights is now a volunteer organization!
15 Dec 2021

The VfHR is now a full time volunteer organization, no longer holding status as a non-profit with the state of Oregon.

We would like to thank everyone that worked with us over the past few decades in the struggle to getting LGBTQ rights within the U.S. Military.