LGBTQ+ Veterans


UWM has more veterans than any other four-year school in the six state region. The LGBTQ+ Resource Center proudly promotes and educates others about the strengths and experiences individuals with military experiences or veteran status bring to the UWM campus.

UWM Resources
The Military and Veterans Resource Center at UWM is located across the Union Terrace from the LGBTQ+RC in WG-99. The MAVRC provides a safe, supportive environment for military and veteran students; ensuring a successful transition from the military to college, academic success, and the achievement of career goals.

VA LGBT Program


The VA has committed to its LGBTQ+ veterans in recent years, including expanded diversity policies and trans-inclusive healthcare.

Read more about the VA’s LGBT Program.

Read the VA Health Administration transgender directive.

Make the Connection
Make the Connection is a portal containing mental health resources, information, and stories from fellow veterans, including those veterans who are LGBTQ+.

Veterans for Diversity

Veterans for Diversity is a Wisconsin-based group of volunteers, both military and civilian dedicated to the helping and healing of LGBTQ+ veterans through healing retreats and supplemental scholarships. Their Healing Warrior Hearts retreats are free for veterans. For more information, visit their website.

Transgender American Veterans Association

TAVA provides information and resources for transgender veterans, including a guide to getting your DD-214 updated after a legal name change. Their website is at