Cataloging the bravery and activism of LGBTQI service members one story at a time.

Dawn Herbert, Among Dreams
August 18, 2014

Dawn Hebert

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…

August 18, 2014

Jerre L. Brown

U.S. ARMY, ARMY RESERVE AND ARMY NATIONAL GUARD, 25 YEARS OF SERVICE   JERRE, ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND ASSAULT, AND HOW SHE MADE IT AS A WOMAN IN THE MILITARY:   I’m from a small town in western Oklahoma. My only experience with the military prior to joining is that I was married to an…

August 14, 2014

Ashley Thomas Medcalf

U.S. AIR FORCE RESERVIST, 13 YEARS OF SERVICE   ASHLEY ON LOVE, ENTITLEMENT, FREEDOM AND HAPPINESS:   I was an army brat, my mother was in the army, she joined when I was nine much to the disagreement of my family as no one wanted her to join. It changed our lives. We were from…