Armed forces. These are the voices explaining what it has been like to be a gay man 1 in the American military over the previous seventy or so years, from World War II veterans in their late eighties to young servicemen on active duty. How we got here: In , many people thought that the discrimination was nearly over. This was presented as a kind of victory for the forces of progress—you were no longer excluded from serving—but it could instead be seen as solidifying discrimination.
British soldiers sacked for being gay can get their medals back
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Newsweek published this story under the headline "Homoeroticism in the Ranks" on July 26, In light of President Donald Trump banning transgender people from serving in the military, Newsweek is republishing the story. It would just make me sick. For young armed-forces recruits who are still uncertain of their footing in the male world, the gruff camaraderie of barracks life may provide a reassuringly masculine setting. For some, it may do the opposite. That human truth, never publicly acknowledged by the top brass, may be one reason the Pentagon so bitterly resisted President Clinton's campaign promise to drop the ban on gays in the military.
As a gay woman in the Navy, I had to lead a double life
By Amanda Chatel for YourTango. You'd think in , with DOMA having been found unconstitutional, people would step into the present and accept the future. That future being, of course, that, and you're going to want to sit down for this revelation: gay men and women are people, too! In the wake of Barilla's head honcho, Guido Barilla's homophobic and sexist remarks , a boycott followed, and we were once again forced to realize that some people just refuse to see everyone as equal. However, Barilla isn't the first company to express homophobic sentiments, and sadly, they probably won't be the last either.
The risk is even higher for gay black men. There are several reasons why gay and bisexual men are at higher risk of HIV than their straight counterparts. Some of the reasons are based on certain types of sex that result in greater risk of infection due to how HIV is biologically transmitted.