Color photograph of Helen James in her home, holding a photo album of her time in the Air Force. Six decades after the Air Force kicked her out for being a lesbian, James was finally awarded the honorable discharge. Approximately 100,000 lesbian and gay veterans were dishonorably discharged from the military since World War II; they were stigmatized, harrassed and denied crucial veterans’ benefits.
Color photograph of the gravesite of Leonard Matlovich reads, "Never Again 6 July 1943 / Never Forget 22 June 1988. A Gay Vietnam Veteran. When I was in the military they gave me a medal for killing two men - And a discharge for loving one."