Lindsay Church (they/them) is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Minority Veterans of America, a non-partisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to creating an equitable and just world for the minority veteran community – veterans of color, women, LGBTQ, and (non)religious minorities.
Lindsay served under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in the Navy from 2008-2012. They served as a Cryptologic Technician Interpretive and a Persian-Farsi linguist before being medically retired.
Lindsay has nearly a decade of experience rooted in veteran’s advocacy and grassroots organizing, including a being past commander of American Legion Post 40 in Ballard, Wash., before focusing on starting MVA. They have facilitated agency-wide cultural competency trainings, provided Congressional testimonies, and speaks on myriad issues related to the equity and inclusion for minority and underrepresented communities.
Lindsay has provided several Congressional testimonies at hearings of the House Veterans Affairs Committee on topics ranging from mental health and suicide to technology modernization.
Lindsay has been featured in national publications such as The Washington Post, NPR, MilitaryTimes, and Task & Purpose. They have contributed both interviews and OpEds.
Episode 178: Tango Alpha LIma: MST Series - The LGBTQ+ community with Lindsay Church and Rebekka Eshler
September 12th, 2023 | Season 4 | 48 mins 25 secs
american legion, community, cultural competency, dadt, don’t ask, don’t tell, facility safety, gender dysphoria, gender identity, gender neutral services, gwot, lgbtq+, military, military family, military sexual trauma, mst, post-9/11, ptsd, service, smithsonian, stigma, support services, sva, tava, training, transgender, va, va benefits, veteran
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