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The United States Naval Academy Evolves with LGBTQ Acceptance

LGBTQ History Month Retrospectives from the LGBT History Project

Up until 2011, it was difficult to be openly LGBTQ at USNA, which has roughly 4,500 students who go on to become military officers after their time in Annapolis. However, with increasing acceptance of LGBTQ people in mainstream culture, USNA students are experiencing a different environment.

Surviving the Silence

The Unexpected Story of Col. Pat Thompson

In 1989, U.S. Army Col. Margarethe (Grethe) Cammermeyer was undergoing a routine security clearance interview when she said four simple words, “I am a lesbian.” At the time, she was a highly decorated nurse and war hero on track to becoming a general. The admission started an intense investigation and highly publicized discharge proceedings …
At the center of those proceedings was Col. Patsy Thompson who in 1992 was a decorated Army nurse, only two years away from retirement.

A Survivor of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ and Cancer

She Just Became a Major — On Her Porch

The UNC Charlotte alumna learned last summer that the U.S. Air Force would promote her to major this May, and she was excited by the prospect of her 3-year-old daughter Shiloh pinning the new rank insignia on her uniform in a formal military ceremony full of pomp and circumstance followed by a party packed with loved ones.

Our People: Teresa Davis

Attorney, Former Military Servicemember, Musician, Foodie

Teresa Davis, who has been a Charlotte, N.C. resident for over 15 years, has led an exciting and fulfilling life. Davis served as the president of the Charlotte Business Guild, as well as having served on the board of the Charlotte LGBT Community Center for over five years.