These 4 Men Explain What It’s Like To Be Gay In The Military

What is it like to be gay in the military?

A new Buzzfeed video is giving us some insight into the lives of four gay men who have served in different branches of the armed forces.

CDR Steve Clark Hall, Ret., explains that he “created two people” in order to continue his military career in an institution that was intolerant of gay service members. He explains that before Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was instated in 1994, “there were no rules.”

“The real rules were you didn’t park your car anywhere near a gay bar,” Hall explains. “If you wanted to go to a gay bar you got in your car and drove from San Diego to LA so know one would see you there.”