These vets are eligible to upgrade their discharge status to receive benefits, but many have found the process difficult. The new California program will help.
Those with a parent in the military report higher rates of mental health challenges, but family support makes a difference, says the Trevor Project.
Some are seeing barriers because of the type of discharge they received, even after the government announced a simplified process.
The event was to be held at a U.S. Air Force base in Germany for Pride Month.
The end of "don't ask, don't tell" and the lifting of the trans military ban haven't solved all problems for LGBTQ+ service members and vets, says the Center for American Progress.
The unusual move was announced by out Air Force Undersecretary Gina Ortiz Jones.