Proud to Serve, I asked, they told.

One year ago today, September 20, 2010 I was in Ann Arbor, Michigan visiting with former Cadet Mara E. Boyd (  It was the 27th day of my 28 day road trip around the United States.

It is surreal that starting today, an American service member will no longer be discharged from the United States Armed Forces because of their sexual identity

I started this project over two years ago and have visited with, photographed and recorded the stories of 65 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Veterans.

Proud to Serve is dedicated to all the brave men and women service members who used to serve in silence and to those who can now serve freely.

Jo Ann Santangelo


About Jo Ann Santangelo

Austin based freelance multimedia documentary photographer and storyteller.
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