DADT Defeated: Serve with Pride

By: Brodie

In a landmark decision, after “a long-standing lawsuit brought by the Log Cabin Republicans, a federal judge has ruled that the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy violates the U.S. Constitution,” the Advocate reports.

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American and LGBT Rights hero Lt. Dan Choi, a prominent crusader for DADT’s repeal, appeared on MSNBC following the announcement.

To coincide with the decision, take a look at some of the arresting photography from Jeff Sheng's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" series.


To create each work, Sheng uses lighting and shadow effects to mask part or all of his subjects faces and asks each to provide an alias and place with personal meaning for the title of the work. In doing so, he protects and emphasizes their anonymity.


The photographer elaborates, “Ultimately for me, these photographs underscore the silence permeating the unsung heroism of gay and lesbian military personnel. The photos are about the men and women who continue to fight and serve despite the heartbreaking invisibility they suffer.”

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