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Ann Geiman

Yeoman 1st Class Ann Geiman founded the first officially chartered LGBT-straight alliance in U.S. military history called GLASS (Gay, Lesbian and Supporting Service members). Shortly after the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ in 2012, Geiman realized the military was lacking support and mentorship for gay service members, so she started a group in Great Lakes, Illinois. The program has now grown to all military branches and six countries. Geiman is currently serving in the Navy Reserve, supporting Naval Support Activity Naples (2023).

Last Updated: 29 March 2023



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