Our men and women in uniform sacrifice daily to serve our country. But what about the additional, voluntary sacrifice that each gay person in the military makes daily when they don their uniform? We ask these men and women to not only serve their country but to serve in silence and denial, sacrificing not only their physical lives but their emotional ones too by denying them their right to love.
Four talented authors weave tales that describe how living a lie pulls at the hearts and souls of good servicemen, whose only desire is to do their duty to their country…honorably. In Afterburn by Lex Valentine, two fighter pilots let their hearts soar despite regulations. George Seaton’s The Loss of Innocence Store provides a glimpse into the U.S. Army prior to the institutionalization of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. A sniper and infantryman find that love eases the pain of being forsaken in Forsake Not by Maura Anderson. And Strategic Maneuvers by William Maltese reveals the intricate steps that can lead to love while in uniform.