This weekend I drove (thanks to Matt McDonough) to Alexandria, VA to photograph Anthony “Tony” Woods who is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and was discharged from the U.S. Army in 2008 for violating the military’s “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” policy.
I spent the night in Washington D.C ate brunch and wandered around the Farmer’s Market on Sunday AM and then drove to Montgomery Village, MD to meet The Robinson’s (Allyson and her wife Danyelle, and their 4 children Truman, Jubilee, Deacon and Harry) Allyson Robinson is a 1994 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, where she majored in physics. She received her Master of Divinity degree in theology, with a capstone emphasis in Social Justice, from Baylor UniversityÂs George W. Truett Theological Seminary in 2007. Prior to her transition, she pastored Baptist congregations on two continents for nine years. Since July 0f 2008 she has served as Associate Director of Diversity at the Human Rights Campaign. Allyson and Danyelle have been married for 15 years, they met their freshman year at West Point in 1991 -graduating class of 1994.
Anthony, Allyson and Danyelle are all members of KnightsOut.org- a support group of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender gradautes of West Point Military Academy.