Watch: "Proud To Serve" by Jo Ann Santangelo (Video)

Jo Ann Santangelo brings us “Proud To Serve” in which she photographed and recorded the stories of American service members in their homes. This on-going project is not just a portrait essay; it is also a multi-media piece in which these LGBT Veterans have a chance to tell their stories in their own words. Many told what it was like to serve as a gay person in the U.S. Military; some recounted the day they were told of their discharge

The hope of this project is to put a human face on the statistics of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ and to document the stories and profiles of the men and women who have been impacted over the years by this discriminatory policy.”

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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