A trio of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” events will be coming soon to New York City, two tomorrow.

Pictured above is Iraq War veteran Anthony Woods, discharged under “Don't Ask, Don't Tell. He was a candidate for US Congress in 2008. He was photographed by Brooklyn photographer Jo Ann Santangelo. She will be having a display of photographs from her project “Proud to Serve,” a recent 4 week, 10,167 mile road trip around the United States documenting the lives of LGBT veterans and servicemembers. Let us support those putting faces to the statistics.

Exhibit opening and book release this Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 5:30 at New York City's The LGBT Center, Manhattan.

There will also be a roundtable discussion among activists and media professionals at the NYC Gay Center at 7:00.  Clinton White House LGBT advisor Richard Socarides, Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart, Nathaniel Frank formerly of the Palm Center and Center for American Progress' Winnie Stachelberg are expected.

Hosts include The Center and its Young Leaders Council (YLC), Knights Out, The Service Member’s Legal Defense Network (SLDN), The Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) and the Lesbian and Gay Law Associate of Greater New York (LeGaL).

As most of us know, DADT disproportionately affects women, and people of color.

Next week, plan to attend the Gay Veterans of Color Speak Out panel discussion at the New York City's LGBT Community Center on Monday, November 15th at 6:30 PM (208 W. 13th street). 

A speaker slot is still open. Interested parties should contact organizers here. Transportation costs can be covered.

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