Gay clubs now forming for college cadets

USA Today:

At the inaugural meeting of Norwich University’s post-”don’t ask, don’t tell”-era LGBTQ Allies Club, Josh Fontanez raised the blinds in the student union’s fishbowl-style room. He was sending a message: we’re here, we’re visible, we’re active and we’d welcome your company.

It was a significant moment — not just for the students in the room who, under the policy barring openly gay people from serving in the military, had been forced to keep secret a huge part of their identities while preparing to serve at the nation’s only private military college. After witnessing two failed attempts to get a similar group off the ground when DADT was still in place, some faculty members and administrators felt the gravity of the gesture as well.


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