You are invited to Proud to Serve, exhibit opening!

Please join me for the opening reception and a moderated panel this Thursday, November 11th from 5:30-9:00pm at the LGBT Center, 208 W.13th Street (7th/8th Ave)

The Center and its Young Leaders Council (YLC), Knights Out, The Service Member’s Legal Defense Fund (SLDN), The Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) and LeGaL host a thought-provoking and engaging program examining the military’s current Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Policy

Proud to Serve
Jo Ann Santangelo puts a face to service members affected by Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. She provides  67 image portrait essay and multimedia project of our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender American service members who served their country in silence or were discharged under the current Don t Ask, Don t Tell law.
Her journey took her through a 4 week, 10,167 mile road trip around the United States, putting a face on the statistics.  (

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell – Where are We and How Did We Get Here? The Center conversation brings together four of the country’s leading experts on the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Policy. Attorney and political strategist Richard Socarides, who served as White House Special Assistant under President Clinton, will moderate a conversation with award-winning Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart, author of the definitive work on the policy (Unfriendly Fire) Nathaniel Frank, and Center for American Progress SVP Winnie Stachelberg. Opening Remarks by West Point Graduate Brenda S.“Sue” Fulton

The exhibit opens at 5:30 the conversation starts at 7:00pm.

Chief Warrant Officer Two (CW2) Travis Hengen served in The United States Army from 1991 to 2003 as an interrogator and counterintelligence agent. He was discharged from the military in 2003 two months before Operation Iraqi Freedom for admitting his was gay. Travis, resides in Boston, MA with his husband Les Linares and their dog, Casey (pictured).


About Jo Ann Santangelo

Austin based freelance multimedia documentary photographer and storyteller.
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