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.”

About Will Kohler

Will Kohler is one of America's best known LGBT historians, He is also a a accredited journalist and the owner of 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 on such notable media venues as BBC News, CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, The Daily Wall Street Journal, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story. Back2Stonewall has been recently added to the Library of Congress' LGBTQ+ Studies Web Archive. Mr. Kohler is available for comment, interviews and lectures on LGBT History. Contact:

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