This Amazing Group Changed The Game For LGBT Military Families


JamesMichael Nichols | Huffington Post | February 12, 2016

Today’s RaiseAChild.US Huffington Post Queer Voices “Let Love Define Family®” series installment is about one of our partners: the American Military Partner Association. Families previously featured on our weekly series share their experiences of how AMPA has assisted in their lives and transitions with the military. Contributing writer Beth Hallstrom details the benefits of having AMPA and the significance it has for, what they call, America’s modern military families. 

45,000 members strong, the American Military Partner Association is marshaling the forces of the LGBT community serving our country, leading the charge to battle obsolete policies within the United States armed forces and providing a voice for their heretofore silent soldiers.

A non-profit organization run completely by volunteers, AMPA is the leading source of education, advocacy and support for what it calls “modern military families” — the LGBT soldiers, their spouses and children who have been forced to live in the shadows for years.

Jonathan West, who with his husband, Thomas, were featured in a recent edition of the Let Love Define Family® series, called AMPA, “One of the best things that ever happened to us.”

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