Young, Gay and Courting — in the Military!

How it felt to serve as a gay man before that was legal

James Finn
Oct 31 · 7 min read
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I was an out gay Air Force officer before Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

What many people don’t realize …

What was it like to be gay in the Air Force in the 80s?

Pull up a chair and listen to a love story!



But what a fun year!

But that’s another story for another day!


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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

James Finn - The Blog

Collected Writings. Stories and ramblings from a long-time LGBTQ thinker and activist.

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