VA Richard L. Roudebush Medical Center



VA Richard L. Roudebush Medical Center
Additional Resources
VA Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Out Professionals
National Coalition for LGBT Health
In what we do
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual &
Transgender (LGBT)
EEO Diversity Committee
Committee Officers
It Gets Better Project
OutServe Magazine
Human Rights Campaign
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Kristina Kates– Chair
(317) 988-4150
Sharon Witte– Co-Chair
(317) 988-4137
Joshua Herington– Secretary
(317) 988-2567
Transgender American Veterans Association
AVER (American Veterans for Equal Rights)
Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates
Indy Rainbow Chamber
Indiana Transgender Rights Advocacy Alliance
Richard L. Roudebush
VA Medical Center
1481 West 10th Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
"Everyone has a right to peaceful
coexistence, the basic personal
freedoms, the alleviation of suffering,
and the opportunity to lead a
productive life..."
former President Jimmy Carter
Group Purpose
To create a supportive, inclusive workplace
for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender
(LGBT) VA Medical Center employees by
promoting understanding and acceptance
through education and public awareness.
This mission ultimately encourages all employees to become fully engaged and able to
bring their best to the workplace.
We are devoted to developing awareness,
cultural competence and inclusion by educating VA employees and enlisting their aid
to create an acceptable workplace for everyone. The LGBT EEO Diversity Committee
promotes understanding and education by
offering information, resources, and referral services to employees and veterans.
Who We Are
Annual Activities
Gay Pride Month
October 11th
National Coming Out Day
December 1st
Dedicated VA employees working to ensure
premium healthcare services for our nation’s
Veterans. Many of us are Veterans.
*We welcome and value our straight allies.*
“It is my conviction that each employee has
a moral and ethical obligation to eradicate
discrimination in any form and foster a
workplace that is free from discrimination.”
Eric K. Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs
“VA is committed to providing a work atmosphere that is fair, diverse and inclusive and to
provide a workplace free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. At VA, we
all are vigilant and responsible for upholding the
fundamental principles of equality, diversity,
and inclusion.”
John U. Sepulveda, Asst. Sec. for Human Resources
Workplace equality for all regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, expression or characteristics

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