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.
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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. The administration is offering a compromise this week that would allow gays to serve as long as they did not advertise their sexual preference.
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Elected officials and Pentagon leaders have tended to focus on the thousands of women who have been preyed upon while in uniform. But over the years, more of the victims have been men. On average, about 10, men are sexually assaulted in the American military each year, according to Pentagon statistics.
Thanks for connecting! You're almost done. Connect to your existing Cracked account if you have one or create a new Cracked username. One of the biggest contradictions in America is the fact that, while we're happy to talk about supporting our troops, we vanish like we just remembered that we left our house on fire as soon as they have an uncomfortable problem. And there's perhaps no issue that makes us more uncomfortable than the sexual assault of men in the military.