A historical account of military policy regarding homosexuals during World War II. The documentary includes interviews with several gay WWII veterans.
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
(as Ernest Max Cole) Communications and Boat Officer in the Amphibious Force, U.S. Navy Interview date: March 29, 1993 Ernest Max Cole led the first wave of boats into the enemy shore of Rendova in the New Georgia Islands. During the invasion of Iwo Jima, his boyfriend was sent ashore where the beach "was absolutely alive with fire." When he returned along with other casualties, Cole, not wanting to reveal his affections, "didn't dare go to him because I was afraid I'd cry... The next day I saw him, and I put my arm around him and I was under control again. How glad I was to see him!" Cole is now retired and works as a radio announcer for the Riverside Church in New York City. Duration 6:14 See more
Features Shades of Gray
I Don't Care
Words by Jean Lenox
Music by Harry O. Sutton See more