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National Equality March / Mike Rankin / DADT Protest & Memorial for Leonard Matlovich

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MIKE RANKIN, MD, US Navy Captain, [Ret]. Annapolis graduate and Vietnam veteran; retired after over three decades of service. Experienced support from some superior officers who learned he was gay and subtle but unmistakable discrimination from others. Former Chief of Psychiatry, Oakland VA Medical Center, and member of the President's Advisory Council on HIV & AIDS, he cofounded the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association. A frequent lecturer on the ban, a counselor and mentor to gay active duty servicemembers, and on the Military Advisory Council of Servicemembers Legal Defense Network. For several years, he organized a n annual Veterans Day observance for all LGBT veterans next to Leonards gravesite. www.leonardmatlovich.com