July 3, 2013


Although "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) was repealed in 2011, the effects of America's ban on gays in the military continue to this day.

Over the past 3 years, documentary photographer Vincent Cianni has traveled across the US documenting the personal stories of 120 gay and lesbian veterans and service members.  His project, Gays in the Military:  How America Thanked Me is an oral history and photographic project representing the men and women who have suffered from or risen above injustices they faced in the US military due to their sexual orientation.

The non-profit publisher Daylight Books has agreed to publish Gays in the Military in the Spring of 2014 as a 160-page hardcover book, but in order to get to this final stage, Vincent needs your help.  By contributing to his Kickstarter campaign, you will help in raising funds to cover the costs associated with post-production, pre-press design, and printing.

Please watch the video below and click here to donate to the campaign.  By donating, you will ensure that this important historical record will be both preserved and used for advocacy for years to come.

*Note: Talking Eyes Media is the fiscal sponsor for this project.  As a result your contribution is tax-deductible.