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Barry Winchell Private First Class Barry Winchell was bludgeoned to death with a baseball bat by two fellow soldiers as he slept.

Gays and Lesbians & the Military

Homophobia in the Military:
  Don't Ask, Don't Tell - Six Years Later
(from the Aug. 2000 issue of Y&M Magazine)

Facts about Military Homophobia

  • Anti-gay harassment has been on the rise.
  • Service members who harass or improperly investigate gay service members are rarely held accountable.
  • The military has never committed its resources to creating an atmosphere free of homophobia.
  • "Don't Ask; Don't Tell" has created new dangers for lesbian and gay service members.

Other Issues:
Alternatives to the Military
People of Color & the Military
Recruitment and Enlistment
Women & the Military

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