Top Ranking Retired Military Come Out

Virgil Richard, a US Army Brigadier General, Alan Steinman, a Rear Admiral in the US Coast Guard and Brigadier General Keith Kerr, the highest-ranking military officers to acknowledge that they are gay, say that forcing gays to keep their sexuality a secret has itself a negative impact on military performance, and note that Britain’s decision to include gays and lesbians in the army has not had any discernible impact on the forces effectiveness in the battlefield.

Because of these policies and because of the need to be secret, I was denied the opportunity to share my life with a loved one and to have a family.

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  1. D

    said world we live in, when the past is more acceptable of things than our civilized world is now.

    what a joke this …this place we call home.

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