SPART*A is a group of LGBT people who currently serve or have served in the military. Membership is open to transgender (to include non-binary and gender-nonconforming) individuals currently serving in the United States Armed Forces. We also offer smaller groups for families of transgender service members, veterans, and allies.
SPART*A’s mission is to advocate for our actively serving transgender military members, veterans, and their families. SPART*A provides our members with a peer support network, assistance in navigating military transgender policy and health care, and educational resources for their professional development. SPART*A actively coordinates and collaborates with other LGBT advocacy organizations to promote an inclusive military environment that values the contributions of all Americans with the desire to serve.
SPART*A’s Board of Directors(BoD) is comprised of active duty, reserve, and veteran transgender service members and is responsible for the day to day operations and strategic planning of the organization. Directors are also responsible for supervising the various committees necessary to the successful completion of the SPARTA mission; these include: Advocacy, Development, Communication, Legal, and Membership.
Meet our Board Members below.
Board Chair: Blake Dremann
Membership: Laila Ireland
Advocacy: Brynn Tannehill
Secretary: Currently Open
Treasurer: Currently Open
Research: Jacob Eleazer
Communications: Bryan Bree Fram 🚀👩🔬
Community Relations Emma Shinn
Director-at-Large: Danyiel Brustmeyer
Director-at-Large: Sue Fulton
Director-at-Large: Jennifer Peace
SPART*A Volunteer Staff:
Kara Zajac - Manager, IT Services and Security
Nic Maloney - Digital Media Services
Kat Goldston - Web Content
Logan Ireland - Accession Mentorship
Nick Wright - Accession Mentorship
Sarah Sardinha ⚓ - Navy/Marine/Coast Guard Chapter Leader
Katie Schmid - Army Chapter Leader
JL Nunez - Air Force Chapter Leader
The Commitment to Serve series highlights some of the amazing stories of our members.
SPART*A is a nonpartisan, inclusive, member-based organization that is committed to ensuring the rights of all LGBT service members, veterans, and their families are protected.
SPART*A is committed to equal opportunity for all service members regardless of race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression.
SPART*A will educate key stakeholders and the public about issues that impact LGBT service members, veterans and their families in order to continue accomplishing our mission of strengthening the culture of inclusion and diversity within the United States military.*
SPART*A Legal Documents