Duty, Honor, Pride
Even after the Vietnam War ended in 1975, LGBTQ+ soldiers were still being discriminated against and discharged from the military based on their sexual orientation. Julie Lobur was born in New Kensington, PA in 1955 and moved to Harrisburg with her mother when she was 15 years old. She joined the military in 1983 at 28 years old, trying to escape a bad relationship. However, her military service was cut short after her ex-girlfriend had Lobur’s liaison officer informed that Lobur was a lesbian.