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Let's Hear it for the Forgotten Yank!

Let's Hear it for the Forgotten Yank!

Just in time for Memorial Day, the House of Representatives voted last Thursday to allow repeal of the law barring gay and bisexual women and men from serving openly on the military, "a major step toward dismantling the 1993 law known as 'don't ask, don't tell',"


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Story by Ed Salvato; images courtesy of the producers of Yank! Above: the characters Stu, left, and Mitch who fall in love during WW II

Today, we honor all fallen -- as well as living -- servicemen and women. Just in time for Memorial Day, the House of Representatives voted last Thursday to allow repeal of the law barring gay and bisexual women and men from serving openly on the military, "a major step toward dismantling the 1993 law known as 'don't ask, don't tell'," according to the New York Times.

More good news regarding gay men in uniform -- at least fictional ones -- is that Yank!, an off-Broadway show that depicts the budding love affair between two gay GIs during World War II, will move to Broadway next season. Telling a truly heart-tugging tale of self-discovery, joyous love, and crushing loss through music and acting, Yank! was a smash hit, selling out during its extended run.

Check the website for updates on where and when the show will debut, then mark your calendars to honor the largely forgotten gay and lesbian soldiers who courageously served this country. Below, the cast in the recent run of Yank! And, yes, there is a shower scene!


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Story by Ed Salvato; images courtesy of the producers of Yank! Above: the characters Stu, left, and Mitch who fall in love during WW II

Today, we honor all fallen -- as well as living -- servicemen and women. Just in time for Memorial Day, the House of Representatives voted last Thursday to allow repeal of the law barring gay and bisexual women and men from serving openly on the military, "a major step toward dismantling the 1993 law known as 'don't ask, don't tell'," according to the New York Times.

More good news regarding gay men in uniform -- at least fictional ones -- is that Yank!, an off-Broadway show that depicts the budding love affair between two gay GIs during World War II, will move to Broadway next season. Telling a truly heart-tugging tale of self-discovery, joyous love, and crushing loss through music and acting, Yank! was a smash hit, selling out during its extended run.

Check the website for updates on where and when the show will debut, then mark your calendars to honor the largely forgotten gay and lesbian soldiers who courageously served this country. Below, the cast in the recent run of Yank! And, yes, there is a shower scene!


 

 

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