In 2008 I began working on Proud to Serve - this multimedia project told the stories of  LGBT veterans and the effect the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy had on their personal lives and military careers. At the time there was roughly, 65,000 LGBT active duty Service Members and over 2 million veterans who identified as LGBT.  On December 22, 2010 (policy went in effect on Sept 20, 2011) President Barack Obama signed the repeal of DADT - making it possible for LGBT Service members to no longer have to lie and hide who they are and who they love to serve in the United States Military. 

Today roughly 6.1 percent of people in the U.S. military self-identified as LGBT.


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