Seeking: WWII-Vietnam veterans dishonorably discharged for being gay

A trusted journalist asked me if I could put him in touch with any victims of discrimination from a specific era. Frankly, I’m not able to help!

I’d love to connect with someone who received a “dishonorable” or “undesirable” discharge from the military for being gay. This was the standard procedure before the DADT policy was implemented — so ideally we’re looking for an openly gay WWII or Vietnam vet. Family members of the vet could also work.

Any ideas? Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated!

I know this guy has something up his sleeve that may actually result in real world change. It’s worth a shot, anyway. Please, if anybody knows a victim of this social injustice – please contact me.

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  • beerijuana

    Posted, twittered and forwarded to a few places, incl. the GLBT group at Atheist Nexus.

  • slc1

    Did they actually give gay servicemen the heave ho during WW2? Given the shortage of troops by 1945, it seems rather short sided.

  • slc1

    Short sighted. Getting late.

  • Who Knows?

    I didn’t receive a dishonorable discharge, nor am I a Vietnam vet but I did receive a general discharge under honorable conditions in 1981 after nearly 5 years service for being gay.

  • Steve

    You could point him to SLDN. They may be able to help

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    It going to be hard finding WW2 vets. That was a long time ago and we have been losing them at a furious pace.

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