Tag "iraq"

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

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…

Among Dreams Project
May 14, 2014

Ty S. Warrick

U.S. ARMY VETERAN, 22.5 YEARS OF SERVICE   TY ON A LIFETIME OF FEELING TRAPPED, AND REFLECTIONS ON WAR:   The military was a safe zone for some one like me. Basically the uniform allowed me to hide my gender for several years. The uniform is very male heterosexual. Because of that, even identifying as…