Members of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community were banned from serving in the military from the Revolutionary War until late in the twentieth century. This however did not stop thousands from serving our country with honor and distinction, even though they had to do so closeted or face involuntary discharge. In 1994 the policy of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was implemented where people who identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual  could serve in the military, so long as they did not do so openly. The policy ended in 2011 resulting in lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals being able to serve openly yet individuals who exhibit "transvestism" are still psychiatrically disqualified. The Veterans Information Center is proud to offer resources and materials to all LGBT veterans, past and present.    

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