Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer has served in the army for over twenty years. She's just fallen in love with an artist she's met, she's going for a PhD, and has a job at the VA hospital, as well as in the reserves. She decides to upgrade her security rating, with an eye toward promotion, and during the interview, she tells the investigator that she is a lesbian. The army begins proceedings to discharge her. And with the support of her family, her lover, (and LAMBDA), she decides to fight for her right to serve. Written by
A true story that rocked America. An army nurse fights for the right to be gay.
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Did You Know?
Col. Cammermeyer's son Andy, played by Ryan Reynolds
in the movie, was killed in a snowmobiling accident in Washington State on March 02, 2007. See more
During a security clearance interview, Colonel Cammermeyer says she quit drinking 10 years ago but in a scene set just a few months earlier, she and Diane drink wine at a restaurant. See more
Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer
People ask, "Who are you?" We are their daughters, their sisters, their sons, their nurses, their mechanics, their athletes, their police. We're your doctors, your fathers, your politicians, your solidiers, your mothers, your friends. We live with you, we care for you, protect you, teach you, love you and need you. All we ask is that you let us.