Closets, Combat, and Coming Out

Rob Smith, openly gay Iraq war Army veteran, journalist and author of Closets, combat, and coming out, will speak about his experiences on Tues., Apr. 7, at 6:30pm in the UC’s Hamilton Room. It’s a Pride Week event!

cover from The Last DeployAndersen Library has resources, including books such as The last deployment: How a gay, hammer-swinging twentysomething survived a year in Iraq (3rd-floor Main Collection, HQ75.8.L46 A3 2011), Conduct unbecoming: Gays and lesbians in the U.S. military: Vietnam to the Persian Gulf (3rd-floor Main Collection, UB418.G38 S55 1993), and Gays and lesbians in the military: Issues, concerns, and contrasts (3rd-floor Main Collection, UB418.G38 G36 1994). There also are articles including “Don’t drop the soap”: Organizing sexualities in the repeal of the US military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy” (Communication Monographs, 2012, vol.79:no.3, pp.269-91), “Readiness and DADT repeal: Has the new policy of open service undermined the military?” (Armed Forces & Society, 2013, vol.39:no.4, pp.587-601), and “Gays in the military: How America thanked me” (Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, 2012, vol.16:no.4, pp.322-333).

If you’re interested in finding more materials, please Ask a librarian for assistance.

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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