This phenomenon lasted right up through the 1990s. I had to take polygraph tests for my security clearance in the 1990s, tests that included questions about my sexual orientation. If I had admitted to or been discovered to be gay, I would have lost my clearance and my job in the Air Force.

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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