Stonewall Columbus is proud to proclaim November 2017 as our 4th annual “LGBT Veterans Recognition Month”
For many years, our LGBT veterans were forced to live closeted lives in order to serve their country. Often, they were dishonorably forced out of the Military because of who they loved or simply because of who they were. Not only have our LGBT veterans historically served at home and abroad in many eras and conflicts, they have also risked much to push our country towards the promise of equality, tolerance and most recently, the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”. We think it vitally important that the stories of those who served…are valued, respected and above all, heard.
This year, in addition to celebrating our selfless veterans, Stonewall Columbus will honor Military spouses. The Military spouse is an integral part of the modern Military, whether the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine or Coast Guard. The Military Spouse allows the service member to deploy to duty around the world without worrying about who is going to keep the home fires burning. Who will pay the bills. Who will maintain the house and who will raise the kids.