Tatjana Plitt is an artist based in
Washington, D.C. who is photographing gay and lesbian military
Previous to repeal of “Don't Ask,
Don't Tell,” posing for a public photograph as a couple threatened
the careers of gay troops.
“The repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't
Tell' has given us the opportunity to finally honor the loyal men and
women who have bravely served their country for so long, in spite of
the discrimination they faced,” Plitt said. “By documenting
same-sex military couples at this historic crossroads, we have the
chance to fully acknowledge their humanity, dignity & love for
each other and fight the next battle for full marriage equality with
them: the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).”
Plitt launched a
Kickstarter campaign to raise $12,000 toward the creation of a
touring exhibition. A coffee table book is also planned.
As of Friday, 407 backers had pledged
more than $13,900 to the project.
Plitt said in a video promoting the
project that she has photographed 9 couples so far and hopes to
photograph at least 50 by July. (The video is embedded on this page.
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