American Veteran: Keep It Close

What ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ Means to This Gay Veteran

01/11/2022 | 5m 45s | Video has closed captioning.

Janessa Goldbeck was an out, queer woman when she joined the Marines. Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was still in place, forcing her to hide her true self from others. After its official repeal, she was able to bring her authentic self to her service and help educate others about LGBTQ issues. She kept the DADT contract as a reminder that pushing for change goes hand in hand with being a patriot.

Aired: 01/11/22

Rating: NR

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