margarethe cammermeyer

Margarethe Cammermeyer - one of the first openly gay women serving in the military. She revealed she was homosexual during a security clearance check in 1989 and was honorably discharged. She sued in civil court and was reinstated in 1994. Eventually, after her retirement, she was promoted to the defense advisory for women in the military which reports directly to the Department of Defense.

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‘Serving In Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story’

'Serving In Silence’ starring Glenn Close and Judy Davis

The true story of a decorated officer’s legal challenge, and her involuntary discharge from the US Army when she admitted she was homosexual. She was asked directly about her sexuality during an interview after applying for top secret security clearance. She answered honestly. Margarethe Cammermeyer was a Colonel in the United States Army. She served for over two decades.

“I would rather lose my uniform than lose my integrity.” - Margarethe Cammermeyer

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