Faculty Member, Vincent Cianni, at ICP for Gays In the Military Launch and Book Signing on March 7th

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Gays In the Military Launch and Book Signing
March 7, 2014, 6pm – 8pm

International Center of Photography
1133 avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street

About the Book:
Through compelling photographs and interviews made over three years on road trips across the US, Vincent Cianni has created an important historical record of the struggles of gay and lesbian veterans and service members in the US military. As the Human Rights Commission attests, the US military has a long history of civil rights abuses against homosexuals, with harassment and discrimination frequently resulting in lost careers. In many cases, these men and women—highly skilled, well educated, patriotic, courageous and productive—had attained high rank, received numerous medals and held top-level jobs essential to the military. With essays by Alison Nordstrom, Don Bramer and Alan Steinman shedding light on the cultural, personal and political consequences of the ban on homosexuality, this volume tells the stories of men and women who served in silence and oftentimes were penalized and prohibited from receiving the benefits accorded them for serving in the military.

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