Barry Winchell

barry-winchell.jpgBarry Winchell was born on August 31 1977 in Missouri. He was an infantry soldier in the United States Army, whose murder by a fellow soldier, Calvin Glover, became a point of reference in the ongoing debate about the policy known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell”.

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Perry Watkins

watkins.jpgPerry Watkins was an African-American gay man, one of the first service members to challenge the ban against homosexuals in the United States military, and the only person ordered reinstated to active military duty by a court after being dismissed for homosexuality.

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Alan Turing

Alan_Turing_photo.jpgAlan Turing was born on June 23, 1912, in London. He was a mathematician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist. During World War II, he made five major advances in the field of cryptanalysis, including specifying the bombe, an electromechanical device which allowed the code-breakers to crack the German Enigma code.

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Matthew Wayne Shepard

Matthew Wayne Shepard (December 1, 1976 – October 12, 1998) was an American student at the University of Wyoming who was tortured and murdered near Laramie, Wyoming in October 1998. He was attacked on the night of October 6–7, and died at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado, on October 12 from severe head injuries.

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Diego Sanchez

Diego_Sanchez.jpgDiego Sanchez became the first openly transgender person to work on Capitol Hill, where he worked as a legislative assistant for Barney Frank in 2009. Sanchez was also the first transgender person on the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) Platform Committee in 2008.

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Allyson Robinson

Allyson_Robinson.jpgAllyson Robinson  is an American LGBT rights activist and became the first executive director of OutServe-SLDN, following the merger of OutServe and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network in October 2012. She was the first transgender person to ever lead a national LGBT rights organization that does not have an explicit transgender focus.

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Alan Greg Rogers

Alan_Greg_Rogers.jpgAlan Greg Rogers, born on September 21, 1967, was an ordained pastor, a U.S. Army Major and Intelligence Officer, civil rights activist in the LGBT military community and the first known gay combat fatality of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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Jennifer Natalya Pritzker

Jennifer-Natalya-Pritzker.jpgJennifer Natalya Pritzker is a retired Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army, founder of the Pritzker Military Library,and billionaire investor and philanthropist. She is a member of the Pritzker family.

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Harvey Milk

Milk.jpgHarvey Bernard Milk was an American politician who became the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

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Steve May

stevemay.jpgSteve May was an Army officer, who left the military with an honorable discharge in 1995. He became politician serving in the Arizona House of Representatives, beginning in 1996. He was openly gay when he ran for and served in the legislature. Never the less the U.S. Army recalled to him active duty in 1999.

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