Sat NEM: Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Protest & Memorial

I will be adding to this post later so be sure and check back. Emily & I arrived at the Congressional Cemetery minutes before Cleve Jones did and got a few picture of both him and Army Lt. Dan Choi. They were all very sweet to pose for a picture. The others I’m not sure who everyone is so if you do and have time to comment or drop me an email avalonfarms@hughes.net so I can post names that’d be great.
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Leonard Matlovich was the first to volunteer to fight the military’s ban on gays. Here’s is his grave where after the memorial service they were laying a wreath.

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2 responses to “Sat NEM: Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Protest & Memorial

  1. #1: Matthew, Dan Choi’s better half, is on the right.

    #4: That’s Alex Nicholson (Executive Director for Servicemembers United; discharged in 2002) on the left in blue. Choi in the middle. Cpt. Mike Rankin, MD (Retired in 1988; fascinating speech from him here: http://bit.ly/3zCNNe ) on the right.

    #5 and #6: Michael Bedwell, friend of Leonard Matlovich and host of the memorial.

    #7 is Frank Kameny (was called the Dean of the LGBT Movement by one speaker; fired from Civil Service Commission in 1957)

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