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Honor Bound: A Gay American Fights for the Right to Serve his Country

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Honor Bound: A Gay American Fights for the Right to Serve His Country

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Joseph Steffan
publisher:
Villard Books
genre:
Gay and Lesbian, Nonfiction

We gave it an A

The military’s ban on homosexuals may cost taxpayers millions each year, but the human cost is incalculable, as Joseph Steffan reveals in Honor Bound: A Gay American Fights for the Right to Serve his Country. A soft-spoken, highly intelligent young man from Minnesota, Steffan survived the brutal plebe year at Annapolis, was among the top 10 in his class and headed for the submarine corps when the Naval Academy discharged him on learning he was gay. Honor impelled him to fight back with a lawsuit and this thoughtful expose of sexism, homophobia, and stupidity among the top brass. A

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