Proud To Serve is a portrait essay of our Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender American Service Members who served their country in silence or were discharged under the current “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law.
Over the two years I visited the homes and documented the stories and profiles of men and women- LGBT American service members who have been impacted over the years by the discriminatory policy of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."
The hope of this on-going project is to put a human face on the statics, to allow the 65,000 gay men and women currently serving in the armed forces, and the more than one million gay veterans a chance not only to be seen but heard- in their own voices.
Proud to Serve has been exhibited in New York, Oregon, California and Arizona and has been published worldwide.
This portrait essay featuring 65 LGBT Veterans is now available in an 88 page full-color photography book.
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