JUSTIN CROCKETT ELZIE was a U.S. Marine born on this date, who served around the globe. In 1993, he came out on the ABC Evening News shortly before “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was enacted. In so doing, he became the first Marine discharged under that law.

He locked himself to the White House fence in protest and he continued to fight for the right for gays to serve openly. His book, “Playing by the Rules,” tells his story.. He also appears in an indie film Bear City 2: The Proposal.

Elzie currently lives in Seattle, Washington and is an astrologer.