Orlando Man Kicked Out Of Navy In 1997 For Being Gay Wants Honorable Discharge
I know how much all of you straight people (and some gay people) love the old TV show Mash. It was typical heteronormative content for its time. But there has always been one huge reason why I never watched that show…ever. It’s because of the whole Corporal Klinger storyline. During that time, as this article I’m linking to now proves, gay people were being persecuted in the US military just for being gay. It wasn’t a joke and it wasn’t something to laugh about. We were either considered criminals or we were mentally ill. And we had no rights at all.
This man was literally kicked out of the Navy because he was gay.
“I served until 1997 when I was unceremoniously asked to leave, due to being homosexual,” Stiller said. “To be quite honest with you, when it first hit me that I was being asked to leave, I obviously was very emotional, but I got suicidal.”
Here’s more. Now he wants an honorable discharge.
Every single LGBTQ person who was ever kicked out of the military for being LGBTQ should get an honorable discharge, across the board.
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