Zoe Dunning, a Shero in our community, has been at the forefront of advocating for LGBTQ+ servicemembers' rights in the U.S. military. As a retired Navy Commander, Zoe exhibited immense courage by coming out as a lesbian publicly in 1993, challenging the Pentagon's ban on homosexuals. She successfully fought two military discharge boards, paving the way for LGBTQ+ individuals to serve openly. Zoe continued her activism as a Board Co-Chair for Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, which provided free legal services and ultimately helped overturn the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy. Her leadership and dedication led her to stand alongside President Obama during the signing of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Zoe's commitment to social justice and equity extends beyond the military, as she fights for LGBTQ+, women, and veterans' rights. Currently serving on the boards of the National Center for Lesbian Rights and the U.S. Air Force Academy, Zoe remains a true Shero.