Barrack Buddies and Soldier Lovers: Dialogues With Gay Young Men in the U.S. Military

By: Zeeland, Steven

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Among all the literature published on gays in the military, Steven Zeeland 's first book remains one of a kind. Barrack Buddies and Soldier Lovers is a raw, unsanitized personal record of conversations the author had with young soldiers and airmen stationed in Frankfurt, Germany. Zeeland 's intimate involvement with these men enabled him to document in honest, visceral terms the day-to-day reality of gay military men 's lives and how they work, play, and, in many instances, how the military actually helped them come out. Ironically, despite the military 's antigay policies, these men found that military service placed them in environments where they had to come to terms with their erotic feelings for other men, and sent them overseas to places where they found greater freedom to explore their sexuality than they could have back home. While a few of Zeeland 's buddies were targeted for discharge, most portray an atmosphere of sexually tense tolerance and reveal a surprising degree of openness with straight co-workers and roommates.The 16 fascinating interviews in Barrack Buddies and Soldier Lovers challenge popular assumptions and stereotypes about gay men in the military and provide significant information on: gay military sexual networksmale sexual fluidity in barracks lifestrategies for survival as a gay or bisexual male in the U.S. militaryGerman-American relationsattitudes toward the gay banThe casual, conversational structure of Barrack Buddies and Soldier Lovers makes it a richly entertaining read. No other book provides such a warm and intimate portrait of the lives of young gay soldiers and airmen.Visit Steven Zeeland at his home page: http: //www.stevenzeeland.com

Title: Barrack Buddies and Soldier Lovers: Dialogues With Gay Young Men in the U.S. Military

Author: Zeeland, Steven

Categories: Military/War, Sex/Erotica/Relationships, Gay Studies,

Publisher: N Y., Harrington Park Press: 1993

ISBN Number: 1560230320

ISBN Number 13: 9781560230328

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 115246

Description: A clean, unmarked copy with a tight binding. 293 pages.