Featuring 4 reports and 25 personal essays from diverse voices -- both straight and gay -- representing U.S. Marine Corps, Army, Navy, and Air Force veterans and service members, this anthology examines the impact of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" and its repeal on 20 September 2011 in order to benefit policy makers, historians, researchers, and general readers.
This volume explores the topic of gays in the military by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that surround this issue. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications.
This book captures the media frenzy in 2011, placing Snyder-Hill at the forefront of this modern civil rights movement and also his twenty-year journey as a gay man in the army: from self-loathing to self-acceptance to the most important battle of his life protecting the disenfranchised
When the "don't ask, don't tell" policy emerged as a political compromise under Bill Clinton in 1993, it only ended up worsening the destructive gay ban that had been on the books since World War II. Drawing on more than a decade of research and hundreds of interviews, Nathaniel Frank exposes the military's policy toward gays and lesbians.