Secret Service: Untold Stories of Lesbians in the Military - Untold Stories of Lesbians in the Military - Gershick, Zsa Zsa (2005)
ISBN 1555837484
Genre LGBT in Education, Work, Military
Subject Gays in the military - Interviews; Lesbians - Interviews
Publisher Alyson Books
Publication Date 5/1/2005
Format Paperback (213 x 137 mm)
Language eng
Plot

Through interviews with active duty, reserve, and retired soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines, "Secret Service" underscores what people in uniform at both the highest and lowest echelons already know: Lesbians (and gay men) serve and have served proudly and well in all branches of the American armed forces (and openly in the militaries of many of our allies).

These women - nurses, clerks, commanders, mechanics and artillerymen - are part of an extraordinary community of dedicated professionals whose commitment extends above and beyond. They are smart. They are skilled. They are lesbian. That fact alone – more than a decade after the start of "don't ask, don't tell" - still means discharge.

And the pricetag of prejudice? Conservatively, more than a quarter of a billion dollars in the last decade alone, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

"Secret Service" was featured on C-SPAN’s "Book TV," was an NPR 2005 Summer Reading Pick, and is a 2005 finalist for ForeWord Magazine’s Best Gay & Lesbian Book of the Year Award.

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Collection Status In Collection
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Product Details
LoC Classification UB418.G38G47 2005
Dewey 355/.0092/273
Edition 1st ed.
Cover Price $14.95
No. of Pages 306