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Ask & Tell: Gay and Lesbian Veterans Speak Out
by Steve Estes
Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was the directive of President Clinton's 1993 military policy regarding gay and lesbian soldiers. This official silence continued a collective amnesia about the patriotic service and courageous sacrifices of homosexual troops. Ask and Tell recovers these lost voices, offering a rich chronicle of the history of gay and lesbian service in the U.S. mili ...more
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I do not know much about military service so the personal stories from World War II through Iraq and Afghanistan were very interesting. Unfortunately the accounts focused heavily on the military service aspects and hardly at all on their lives as lesbians and gay men. This book took me from knowing nothing to knowing a bare minimum and having a lot of questions.