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Virtual Panel Discussion: LGBTQ+ Veteran Author Panel

Jun 24, 2021
12:00pm to 1:30pm ET

In honor of Pride Month, the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) hosted a LGBTQ + Veteran Author Panel on Thursday, June 24, 2021. The discussion featured veteran writers from various genres and life experiences. The event was hosted by Kate Kuzminski, Senior Fellow and Program Director.

Introductory remarks were made by Eric Fanning, the 22nd Secretary of the Army, appointed by President Obama on May 18, 2016. He is the first person to have held senior Presidential appointments in all three military departments.

The panelists included:

The discussion was moderated by Richard Brookshire, a storyteller, writer, and filmmaker. Richard is an Army Veteran, Co-founder and Executive Director of The Black Veterans Project, and a graduate of Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.