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Coming Out Under Fire : The History of Gay Men and Women in World War Two

Coming Out Under Fire : The History of Gay Men and Women in World War Two - 90 edition

ISBN13: 978-0743210713

Cover of Coming Out Under Fire : The History of Gay Men and Women in World War Two 90 (ISBN 978-0743210713)
ISBN13: 978-0743210713
ISBN10: 0743210719
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 90
Publisher: Free Press
Published: 1990
International: No

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Coming Out Under Fire : The History of Gay Men and Women in World War Two - 90 edition

ISBN13: 978-0743210713

Allan Berube

ISBN13: 978-0743210713
ISBN10: 0743210719
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 90
Publisher: Free Press

Published: 1990
International: No
Summary

Allan Berube chronicles the story of the thousands of gay men and lesbian women who were among those proudly serving their country during the World War II years. Coming Out Under Fire is an invaluable contribution not only to gay history, but also to an aspect of our military history that is often ignored yet still affects thousands of GIs and veterans.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments ix

Introductionb : "Why We Fight" 1

1. Getting In 8

2. Fitting In 34

3. GI Drag : A Gay Refuge 67

4. "The Gang's All Here" : The Gay Life and Vice Control 98

5. The Fight for Reform 128

6. Pioneer Experts : Psychiatrists Discover the Gay GI 149

7. Comrades in Arms 175

8. Fighting Another War 201

9. Rights, Justice, and a New Minority 228

10. The Legacy of the War 255

A Note on Sources 281

Notes 289

Illustration Credits 361

Index 363

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