Related Publications

Selected Reading for Students & Scholars of
Gender, Sexuality, and the Military
To complement the Palm Center publications available on this site, here are several other publications we have found particularly useful. You are also welcome to leave a (moderated) comment at the bottom of the page and suggest other citations that you have found useful.

Selected Readings Related to Trans Service

Yerke, Adam F., Valory Mitchell. "Transgender People in the Military: Don't Ask? Don't Tell? Don't Enlist!" Journal of Homosexuality, 60:436-457, 2013.

Witten, Tarynn M. "Gender Identity and the Military- Transgender, Transexual, and Intersex-identified Individuals in the U.S. Armed Forces." Report Commissioned by the Palm Center. February 2007.

Selected Readings Related to DADT

"Alleged Immoral Conditions at Newport Naval Training Station," Report of the Committee on Naval Affairs, United States Senate, Sixty-Seventh Congress, First Session, 1991. PDF available here.

Bartholet, Lt. Col. Robert G. USA. "Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Failing in Strategic Leadership." U.S. Army War College, Strategy Research Project. PDF available here.

Bérubé, Allan. Coming Out Under Fire: The History of Gay Men and Women in World War II. New York: The Free Press, 1990.

Herbert, Melissa S. Camouflage Isn't Only for Combat: Gender, Sexuality, and Women in the Military. New York: NYU Press, 2000.

Herbert, Melissa S. The U.S. Military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy: A Reference Handbook. Praeger Security International, 2007.

Herek, Gregory M., Jared B. Jobe, and Ralph M. Carney, eds. Out in Force: Sexual Orientation and the Military. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.

Madsen, Charlie. Military Law and Operations. Canada Law Book, 2008. Student Edition includes a case study titled “The Canadian Forces, Homosexuality and the Law.”

Mershon, Sherie and Steven Schlossman. Foxholes and Color Lines: Desegregating the U.S. Armed Forces. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998.

Meyer, Leisa D. Creating G.I. Jane: Sexuality and Power in the Women's Army Corps During World War II. New York: Columbia University Press, 1996.

Rimmerman, Craig A., ed. Gay Rights, Military Wrongs: Political Perspectives on Lesbians and Gays in the Military. New York: Routledge, 1996.

Shilts, Randy. Conduct Unbecoming: Gays and Lesbians in the U.S. Military. New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 2005.

Smaal, Yorick and Graham Willett.  Eliminate the females:  The New Guinea affair and medical approaches to homosexuality in the Australian army in the Second World War.  New York: Routledge, 2015.

Vaid, Urvashi. Virtual Equality: The Mainstreaming of Gay and Lesbian Liberation. New York: Anchor Books, 1996.