A few years ago the American Psychoanalytic Association found that DADT has psychological ill effects on gay and lesbian soldiers. Timothy Kincaid comments:

One has to wonder if the stress on that young straight conservative serviceman being forced to coexist with a gay soldier even remotely compares to the young gay (probably conservative) servicewoman being forced to hide, deny, and lose access to her support network and even her partner. Somehow it makes all the deference to the fragile sensibilities of the sheltered homophobe seem a bit disingenuous.

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