Gay servicemen and women say they still face discrimination and challenges as they mark Veterans Day Friday, the first since the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell on Sept. 20.
Leonardo Lucio, a 39-year-old Navy reservist, came out standing at a podium addressing a crowd at the Center on Halsted, an LGBT resource center, the day DADT was repealed.
On Wednesday, Lucio received his photo for the national NOH8 Campaign, a photographic silent protest created by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska and partner Jeff Parshley in direct response to the passage of Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that banned same-sex marriage.
In a message to fellow servicemen and women, Lucio said he “was happy and proud to have been used as a model for NOH8 (No Hate).”
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