July 2010

Major conflict: One Gay Man's Life in the Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell Military.

Jeffrey McGowans book is about his experience in the military for over a decade. While this in itself is not that impressive - many people serve their whole lives - the book tells the story of a gay man living his secret life under the Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell policy. This policy has made it impossible for a member of the military to be open about his sexuality while still serving his country - even mentioning that you gay or lesbian is grounds for automatic separation from the institution.