Jeremy Johnson is veteran of the U.S. Navy. He served on active duty from 1996 to 2007 and was discharged under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy after serving 10 years as a journalist and public affairs specialist.
In September of 2011, two days after full repeal of the law was implemented, he returned to uniformed service in the Navy as a reservist out of Baltimore, Maryland. He is believed to be one of two service members to return to active duty post-Don't Ask, Don't Tell. In 2012, Johnson was elected by the members of OutServe’s National Capital Region chapter to serve as co-lead. He filled the role for a year while also serving on SLDN’s Military Advisory Council and as OutServe Magazine’s Blog Editor. Johnson currently works as a communications specialist with The Palm Center, is a board member for The 6th Branch, and is a founding member of SPART*A, serving on the interim board of directors as co-chair and Development Director.
LGBT History Month celebrates the achievements of many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who have contributed significantly in several ways to the advancement of our community. Limited by the number of days on the calendar, showcasing every individual who has made a major impact would be difficult. Yet, across decades and eras, revolutions and wars, and discovery and enlightenment, SPART*A honors past and present LGBT figures in our history this month.