Scenes from the DADT vigil at grave of Sgt. Leonard Matlovich

GetEQUAL began its week of DADT protests with a vigil at the grave site of Sgt. Leonard Matlovich. The photos are courtesy of GetEQUAL.

Before the vigil, Lt. Dan Choi polished the grave of Sgt. Matlovich.

Preparing for the vigil:

The very simple message: GetEQUAL/Repeal DADT:

Father Geoff Farrow in front of the cameras:

Autumn Sandeen lays the wreath in front of, from left to right, Ian Finkenbinder, Miriam Ben-Shalom, Evelyn Thomas, Robert Smith, James Pietrangelo, Dan Choi and Mara Boyd.

One more:


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