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LGBTQ+ Individuals in the Military

An Undergraduate Library Subject Guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research on the topic LGBTQ+ Individuals 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 LGBTQ+ individuals in the military and the political, legal, and social issues surrounding it.