Memorial Day – May 30, 2016: Remembering Our Fallen LGBT Military and Community Heroes

 

On this day, across America we remember our countries fallen military service people.

For decades LGBT servicemen and women served our country bravely and in silence not only risking the loss of their lives but also careers, friends and family if their sexuality were found out.

Leonard Matlovich,  Harvey Milk,, Christine JorgensenGore Vidal, Jim Foster,  and Stephen Donaldson among countless others served our country and they should be recognized.

So as a community let us give a special thanks and remembrance our gay and lesbians brothers and sisters who fought side by side in silence and  fought for this country while having to hide who they truly were.

May we always remember their courage, their bravery and their selflessness for fighting for the freedom and the rights of  a country that would not acknowledge them or grant them their rights.

They are true LGBT American Heroes and on this day we should remember and thank them all.

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger 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 Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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