Thursday, July 24, 2008

Robaire Watson: gay, black and served openly under 'Don't ask, don't tell'

Pam Spaulding writes:
Last week I received an email from a reader, Robaire Watson, a Bay Area resident who spent 6 years in the Navy (from 1989 until 1995), serving as an openly gay man. He's one of the few black gay men I've seen so far who is willing to publicly discuss serving under DADT. In light of the hearings on the Hill today debating the issue of "unit cohesion" and working in close quarters, I though it would be appropriate to [do an] excerpt of the interview with Watson by Denny Meyer of The Gay Military Times ... READ MORE