Serving in Silence: LGBTQ+ Veterans

While military service oftentimes demands sacrifices from those in uniform, historically, LGBTQ+ veterans have faced a unique set of challenges. For many of these veterans, following a call to serve meant keeping their private lives entirely private, for fear that exclusionary policies would hold them back or end their careers altogether. Here, we present stories of LGBTQ+ veterans who served from the WWII era to the present, that illustrate these veterans’ bravery, honesty, and unwavering dedication to their country.