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First Place
Lacy Atkins
San Francisco Chronicle

"100 Black Men Community Charter School"

Second Place
Linda Davidson
The Washington Post

"Adrift After Newtown"

Third Place
Craig F. Walker
The Denver Post

"Cecil and Carl, in Sickness and Health"

Award of Excellence
Barbara Davidson
Los Angeles Times

"A Healing Bond"

Award of Excellence
Sebastian Castañeda Vita
El Comercio

"Refuge of the Soul"

Third Place
Craig F. Walker
The Denver Post

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"Cecil and carl, in sickness and in health"

Cecil and Carl ride in a 1972 Cadillac Eldorado during the Memorial Day parade in Denver. The couple was invited to join the American Veterans for Equal Rights GLBT Color Guard, a group made of both gay veterans and gay service men and women who are active duty. Both Cecil and Carl served in the United States Air Force at a time when being gay was reason for dismissal. Cecil was a First Lieutenant in the Air Police, and Carl was an Airman First Class and a nuclear weapons instructor. "You just didn't do [or say] anything," Cecil said. "What's worse than being kicked out of the military would be going home and telling your family why...  we just didn't talk about it."




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