Breaking the Silence Screening in DC
Presented Together in Partnership by the Human Rights Campaign, the D.C. Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs, and the D.C. Metropolitan Police.
Before September 2011, no person who identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender could serve openly in the United States military. Those who did serve were forced to do so secretly, at great risk to themselves and their families.
In 2011, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was repealed, making it legal for LBG Americans to serve openly without fear of official reprise or discharge. In June 2016, the ban keeping transgender Americans from serving openly was also lifted.
Shortly thereafter, the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs began to record the stories of veterans and service members from across the state who were forced to serve in silence. The result was a groundbreaking new film, ‘Breaking the Silence: An Oral History of Oregon’s LGBTQ Service Members.’
There will be a special screening of Breaking the Silence: an Oral History of Oregon’s LGBTQ Veterans and Service Members in our nation’s capital.
Time and Date:
Wednesday, July 18th at 7:00 pm
1640 Rhode Island Ave., Washington D.C.