March 2011
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"Gays in the Military: A Musical History" is this month's theme, and the show is a journey from the 1930's through to the end of Don't Ask Don't Tell, with varying slants on the issue, some comical, some heartfelt, and most political.


Part 1 - 58:48
Motherlode - Don't Ask Don't Tell (1999)
Jack Hylton & Orchestra - There's Something About a Soldier (1933)
Leonard Matlovich quote (1975)
Kay Kyser & Orchestra - He Wears a Pair of Silver Wings (1942)
Ray Bourbon - Sailor Boy (1950's)
Nan Blakstone - He Should Have Been a WAC (1949)
Minette - LBJ Don't Take My Man Away (1968)
The Sergeant (movie ad, 1968)
Village People - In the Navy (1979)
Eton Crop - Gay Boys on the Battlefield (1984)
Fred Small - Marine's Lament (1993)
Capitol Steps - Don't Ask Don't Tell (1993)
Martin Swinger - Military Ditty (1994)
John Forster - In the Closet (1997)
Boy George - GI Josephine (1999)
New York City Gay Men's Chorus - I Joined the Army (2000)
Heartland Men's Chorus - Don't Ask Don't Tell (2004)
Connecticut Gay Men's Chorus - Don't Ask Don't Tell (1998)
The Prince Myshkins - Let Me Into the Military (2000)
Kinsey Sicks - Jingle Bells, Don't Ask Don't Tell (2005)
San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus - from "U.S.S. Metaphor" (2007)
Yank the Musical - Just True (2008)
Mark Finley - I've Written a Letter to D.A.D.T (2010)
Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus - Dishonorable Discharge (2010)
San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus - From the Silence (1981)
Chad D - Ask & Tell (2010)
Tom Goss Comments (2010)
Matt Alber & Tom Goss - Who We Are (2010)

Click on the Artist name for their website


click for historic articles from "one, the homosexual viewpoint" on gays in the military

May 1957             August 1960           September 1961          March 1966 



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Affectionate Military Men



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The above was part of a wartime Cannon Towels ad

You can find more fun images at
the bottom of the script page

Above from Mad Magazine, September 1993

below, military pulp fiction

Bill Lipsky of the SF GLBT Historical Society
provided me with photos of Seaman Baker
and Thomas Keene

Below, back of Baker's prison ID card

and, an unrelated time

and more Lipsky Collection Photos