Congratulations! Now Here’s Your Discharge.
I served with two lesbian Marines in Iraq on my second tour. They served admirably and without any indication of their sexual orientation.
They helped our unit triage and evacuate my fellow Marines in a small arms attack just south of Fallujah in the Zaidan province. It was only after we had returned to Camp Lejeune that we found out they were lesbians.
It didn’t take long before the chain of command found out and less than a year later they were discharged simply for the fact of their sexual orientation.
I’ve met many Marines on deployments and, now that I’m in school, many former Marines. Very few of them can I say I trust my life with when the shit hits the fan.
Those two Marines performed as well as any infantry Marine and I would have no greater honor than to serve overseas with them again.
Get informed and get involved. Register to join the campaign and let us know you give a damn about equality.
Spread the word about equality. Watch our damn videos and share them with the people in your life!play
Share your story with us and the people in your life. Tell us why you give a damn about equality!play
As Fred McConnell puts it in this video from The Guardian, talking about transgender issues "can seem like a minefield." You don't ...Author: Nicolas
Last week, in a special article from CBS News, our co-founder Cyndi Lauper discussed her commitment to equality and the issues ...Author: Nicolas
Sexual orientation has nothing to do with how well a service member performs his or her job. But under the 1993 “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law, being openly gay can be cause for discharge from the military.