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Lt. Col. Steve Loomis (second from left) at AVER Chicago's Veteran's Day dinner. AVER's local officers are pictured with him: Bruce Inman, Angie Colella (president) and Jim Darby.
The event also featured awards, music and a silent auction. American Veterans for Equal Rights works on GLBT military issues - Loomis is fighting for his benefits after he was kicked out just eight days short of retirement. See interview in the Nov. 19 Windy City Times.
Photo by Tracy Baim