Tag "vietnam"

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…

Sargent First Class Denny Meyer, 2012, Chelsea Rae Klein, Among Dreams
November 21, 2011

Denny Meyer

U.S. ARMY,  NAVY VETERAN, 10 YEARS OF SERVICE   DENNY ON HIS DECISION TO JOIN THE SERVICE NOT BECAUSE HE IS GAY BUT DESPITE THE FACT THAT HE’S GAY:   My mother, like any mother, read bedtime stories.  First, Grimm’s Fairy Tales in German… and I’ll tell you, this produces nightmares: children following ginger bread trails through…