U.S NAVY VETERAN, 22 MONTHS OF SERVICE DAWN, ON CROSSDRESSING IN THE NAVY: Fresh out of high school I served 20 months active duty on the U.S.S. McDonnell. At the time, it was the height of the Vietnam War and the draft was on, so my options were to either enlist or go…
A New Military Archive
The Among Dreams LGBTQI Military Archive (ADMA) shares bold stories that illuminate the bravery and activism distinct of LGBTQI who risk their lives in service of a nation that has- past and present- upheld laws against their own personal freedoms.
This archive catalogues first person narratives and dreams of inter-generational LGBTQI active duty members and veterans, marking invisible moments in our U.S., LGBTQI, and Military history.
From targeted witchhunts and assaults to soldiers serving in silence, these stories individually and collectively trace the distribution of weight held on the shoulders of soldiers and the residual impact on their lives today. An archive of fear and hiding, while equally one of determination, bravery and unwavering patriotism, ADMA maps a direct line between these lives lived and the increasing freedoms for lesbian and gays in the military today.