Lorry Luscri is one of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Veteran Care Coordinators at each VA medical center. She has a very straightforward message for Veterans with LGBT and related identities. “You do not have to be afraid to come to the VA for care,” she said. “You are and have always been welcome here and should take advantage of all the great services available through the VA for all Veterans.”
Navy Veteran Marilu Fanning and Army Veteran Dylan Liebhart have followed different journeys through life. Different upbringings, generations and military services. Yet, the two share a passion for helping fellow Veterans receive the care they’ve earned. They have advice for fellow LGBT and Related Identities Veterans.
Today, it is estimated that one million of our nation’s Veterans identify as LGBT. Studies reveal LGBT Veterans accessing VA services were more likely to screen positive for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and alcohol misuse than non-LGBT Veterans.