A Day in Gay America

A Day Without 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

For the first time, men and women in the military can openly share their photographs as part of our "A Day in Gay America" project.



9 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.: Kali Files, in the front, center, plays laser tag with friends after a long day at work. "We are all in the Army, and we like to use our tactical skills we've learned over time."


9:45 p.m., Portsmouth, Va.: Ensign Matthew Lawson works the night shift at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, caring for the sailors, Marines, soldiers, and airmen who protect us.