Lesbian War-Hero?

“Servicemen continue to be fierce believers in the idea that diversity equals strength, yet during the Clinton effort on gay troops most of us rejected analogies to racial integration. The homosexual threat to good order and discipline was behavioral, we argued, not physiological, and therefore unrelated.

It was a flawed argument.”

From the article “An About-Face on Gay Troups”. It is increasingly easier to see acceptance rising in the ranks of former opponents – more so now than any other time. Under the guidance of rainbow lovers recently added to the White House (including Obama himself), it looks promising that even those who were initially against gay rights and gays serving in the armed forces are starting to take another look at their original arguments. And acknowledging that perhaps gays do not join the army to check out their barrack buddies in the showers (because, you know, losing an arm or getting shot through the head is totally worth it just to get a glimpse of a man (not) in uniform).

Not that I have any plans at all on joining the troops in good ol’ Sam’s war. But it’s good to know that if I fall and break my head and suffer from amnesia and someone tells me I’m a purple heart war-hero lesbian, well, at least I can tell the world I’m a purple heart war-hero lesbian and not have to hide it.

Do you think we’re heading in the right direction?

5 responses to “Lesbian War-Hero?”

  1. Amanda says:

    I’ve dated a few army girls. I think it’s a good sign.

  2. Nikki says:

    That’s definitely a good sign.

  3. Leigh says:

    I won’t be happy until women are allowed in combat units. But that’s neither here nor there, and mostly has to do with the fact that when I was growing up, I really wanted to be a Navy SEAL, and was heartbroken when I found out that just because some stupid idiot had mistakenly put ovaries inside me, it couldn’t happen.

  4. Leigh says:

    (Also, yes, I think it’s a good thing — having had pretty extensive experience with gays in the military, I can tell you for a fact that this will be good not just for them, but for the straight people who serve with them.)

  5. Nikki says:

    I definitely agree with you. It’ll be good for everyone .

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