Closets, Combat and Coming Out
Coming of Age as A Gay Man in the "don't Ask, Don't Tell" ArmyBook - 2014
Rob is a young African-American man coming to terms with his sexuality amid the backdrop of the hyper-masculine, homophobic U.S. Army. After surviving the notoriously brutal Infantry basic training and then finding himself as a young gay man while remaining closeted to all but a few of his colleagues at his first duty station, he finds himself in dangerous territory after the United States declares war on Iraq and his unit is one of the first called in after the initial invasion. Written with a unique and powerful voice, the intersection of race, sexuality, and public policy ensures that Closets, Combat and Coming Out is alternately funny, sad, sexy, and harrowing. Rob's experience offers a ground-level view of life on the front lines of race and sexuality in the United States military in an unforgettable gay coming-of-age story--with a military twist.
Publisher: Texas : Blue Beacon Books By Regal Crest, 2014
Characteristics: 170 pages ; 23 cm