I wonder just how many lgbt servicemembers there have been in the USA. We know of the ones who came out. We know of the ones who were kicked out. What about the others though? Even before DADT, there were gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender servicemembers and I would suspect that they would go all the way back to our earliest army and navy. How many would you guess served? Remember now that they had to do it is silence - just like today. They had to hide and to lie.
Take a second and think about all the men and women who have served our country honorably but who we kicked out because of their sexual orientation. Focus on the ones we know of, if it helps. Isn't it sad that this has happened in our country? Isn't it sad that it continues?
Folks, DADT is a prejudiced policy. DADT MUST be ended!