Tuesday, September 20, 2011

US Soldier Documents Call To Dad In Alabama After Don't Ask Don't Tell Ends

The words are abstract: Don't Ask Don't Tell Ends. But this video makes it concrete and very personal. You can read more at the San Francisco Chronicle.

It also talks to the power of identity - how we see ourselves, how others see us, and what it takes to change that identity, especially in an environment that is hostile to the new identity.

1 comment:

  1. Very compelling. My heart goes out to this young man. He has been blogging anonymously for a while, telling his story of what it is like to be gay and serving in the military. I was very thankful to hear the father's response to his son.
    It was also interesting to hear that the men and women he served with knew he was gay and they didn't have a problem with it.

    My father served in the Air Force and fought in two wars. I asked him once if it would have bothered him to share a foxhole with a soldier who was gay.
    "Hell no," he replied without hesitation. "None of that matters on the battlefield. We watched each others backs and we focused on our mission".

    J. Hurst


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