The voting ballot for the 2020 Veterans LGBTQ Award is now open. Voting for this category requires an AUSV membership. Voting will close on July 31, 2019 at 11:59pm. The winner will be announced on January 18, 2020 at the 5th Annual Veterans Awards.

This award shall be given to an individual or organization that has made powerful and impactful changes in enforcing the utmost respect and honor of the different sexual orientations, genders and identities found within our American community. Being an advocate for change can be challenging. Being an LGBTQ advocate within our communities can be blistering. That is why we honor those who are courageous enough to stand up and make a difference not only with our diverse veterans community but in all of our communities across the United States. Nomination submissions for the LGBTQ category are open to the public. After nominations are closed and AUSV members vote, the nominations are then narrowed down to the top three candidates. Members of the community will vote again and then choose a winner.  The winner of the LGBTQ category will be announced the night of the Vettys®.