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Oregon's new LGBTQ Veterans representative meets with veterans, allies at SOU

Members of the Southern Oregon University LGBTQ community meet with Nathaniel Boehme, who helps LGBTQ veterans get access to the benefits they are entitled to. (KTVL/Mike Marut)

Ashland, Ore. - Oregon has the first LGBTQ Veterans Affairs position in the country.

Nathaniel Boehme is a member of the Air Force and Portland Air National Guard as well as a gay man. He holds the position and hopes to work with LGBTQ veterans on explaining the benefits available to them.

Allies of LGBTQ veterans see this position as a step forward for veterans who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer.

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