To much of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT community, the " Don't Ask, Don't Tell " policy is but a distant memory nearly two years after its controversial repeal. But a New York art exhibit is taking a look back at the days when gay military members had to stay closeted when it came to their personal lives. The exhibit features images of "love and lust with, and among, soldiers, sailors and others with weapons and uniforms," according to museum officials, and includes some erotically-charged pieces by Michael Sennet, Thom Adams, Yznaga Regan and others. One of the exhibition's curators described the show not only as "timely and significant," particularly in the wake of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal, but also representative of the long-standing fascination many gay men have with military officers.
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A photo of a Marine kissing his boyfriend upon returning home from a tour of duty is going viral with more than 15, likes and 3, comments on Facebook. Thank you for your service and congratulations on your love. This is what we've been fighting for," one commenter wrote. Thank you for your service to this great country of ours.
Gay men have always been part of the American military. In an era before gay marriage or open pride, military men fell in love, formed passionate friendships and had same-sex encounters. Due to social and official discrimination, though, most of their stories have gone untold.
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