A historical account of military policy regarding homosexuals during World War II. The documentary includes interviews with several gay WWII veterans. Written by
It is World War II and the U.S. military begins to persecute homosexual soldiers for being "sex perverts" and "mentally ill."
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Interview subjects Phillis Abry and Pat Bond both died between their interview dates and the release/premiere of the film. See more
Elwood Burton Gerrits Pharmacist Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy Interview date: June 17, 1993 In 1943, nineteen-year-old Burt Gerrits enlisted in the Navy at a Sioux Falls, South Dakota recruitment center. He was assigned as an aide in the psychiatric ward of the Treasure Island Naval Base in San Francisco. Gerrits is now retired from 35 years of public school teaching and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he settled after World War II. Duration: 7:50 See more
Features Shades of Gray
I Don't Care
Words by Jean Lenox
Music by Harry O. Sutton See more