It Gets Better: Breaking The ‘GLASS’ Closet

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) tweeted an article from The Chicago Tribune about a group Navy sailors from the Great Lakes starting the group Gay, Lesbian and Supporting Sailors (GLASS):

In February, GLASS — or Gay, Lesbian and Supporting Sailors — met for the first time, drawing 75 people. Since then, two chapters have formed, in Ventura County, Calif., and in Hawaii. Other service members have expressed interest at bases as far away as Afghanistan, said Foster, who is working through red tape in San Diego to start a group there.

The Navy’s support for GLASS is extraordinary, advocates say, considering it follows decades in which the military banned gays from service, pretended they didn’t exist or required soldiers to stay closeted to keep their careers.

Support for a gay and lesbian group in the military when just less then a year ago “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was in place is another reason it gets better.

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