Sexual Orientation and Military Service

Prospects for Organizational and Individual Change in the United States
December 1, 2005
Dr. Gregory Herek and Dr. Aaron Belkin
A slightly modified version of this study appears in Military Life; The Psychology of Serving in Peace and Combat, Thomas W. Britt (ed.), Amy B. Adler (ed.), Carl Andrew Castro (ed.), Greenwood Press, 2006.

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This paper addresses the issue of sexual orientation and military service  including an historical overview, critique of contemporary rationales and social psychological issues relevant to the organizational and individual changes that might follow from eliminating the ban on gay and lesbian personnel. 

This paper addresses the issue of sexual orientation and military service  including an historical overview, critique of contemporary rationales and social psychological issues relevant to the organizational and individual changes that might follow from eliminating the ban on gay and lesbian personnel.

Click here for a pdf version.

This paper addresses the issue of sexual orientation and military service  including an historical overview, critique of contemporary rationales and social psychological issues relevant to the organizational and individual changes that might follow from eliminating the ban on gay and lesbian personnel.