Results for "Don't Ask Don't Tell"

Gay Veteran Reflects On Life In And Out Of The Navy.

by Jim Darby

Gay Veteran Reflects On Life In And Out Of The Navy.

1950s: Sailor Spends A Night In Jail After Gay Bar Is Raided. In 1952, I received what we call the SSS, Selected Service System envelope. Every young man who got one of thos...

Remembering Life Under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”: “I Don’t Got Time For This. I’m Not Going To Hide It.”

by George Agundez

Remembering Life Under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”: “I Don’t Got Time For This. I’m Not Going To Hide It.”

My name is George Agundez. I am from Calexico, California. Growing up, you know, I used to go to church and I would enjoy going to church. But there was always that time where I w...

“She Said, ‘I Feel Like I’m Married To My Brother.’”

by Keith Uhls

“She Said, ‘I Feel Like I’m Married To My Brother.’”

On a second date, pilot Keith Uhls enjoys taking other guys up for a flight on an airplane he built himself. While he enjoys the comfort and openness of being gay now, Keith used ...

Gay Airman Randy Phillips Wants His Generation To Talk About AIDS.

by Randy Phillips

Gay Airman Randy Phillips Wants His Generation To Talk About AIDS.

This week, guest videographer and editor Matthew Ladensack and I are accompanying the more than 2700 riders and volunteers of the AIDS LifeCycle and collecting their stories. If...

I’m From Spring, TX.

by Matt Radcliffe

I’m From Spring, TX.

NOTE: Matt has written two IFD stories before. You should read both incredibly powerful and emotional stories here and here before reading his newest one below. It’s so exci...

State Satellite overhead image from Google Earth 2022

by Nikki Vaughn

I’m From St. Augustine Beach, FL.

On December 22, 2010, President Obama signed the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. The next day I brought a picture of my partner and I to work–I’m in the military–and pla...

Satellite overhead image of Washington State from Google Earth 2022

by Eric Pitsenbarger

I’m From Seattle, WA.

I remember walking home from Scott’s little house in the bright early morning feeling triumphant, jubilant! Finally I knew! I knew and was ecstatic! In my seventeen years of dou...

State Satellite overhead image from Google Earth 2022

by Zackariah Gonzales

I’m From Boise, ID.

My name is Zackariah Gonzales and on March 21, 2006, I was betrayed by the country I swore to protect and defend. After months of investigation and being subjected to one of the m...

Satellite overhead image of New York State from Google Earth 2022

by Peter Yacobellis

I’m From New Hyde Park, NY.

In December of 1998 I was discharged from the United States Air Force at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas; under the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” poli...

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