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Gays in the Military

An Undergraduate Library Subject Guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research on the topic Gays in the Military.

Background Information

From the prohibition of homosexuality in the military in 1916 to the controversial "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy, LGBTQ individuals have had a long and complicated service in the United States military. Use the following sources to learn more about gays in the military and the political, legal, and social issues surrounding it.