Cadet Miller Speaks Out on TRMS

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Cadet Miller Speaks Out on TRMS

Last night Rachel Maddow talked to Velvetpark's own Private Second Class Citizen about her decision to leave the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

 

 

Over the last four months we have read about Cadet Miller's firsthand experiences while serving under the limitations of DADT.  Getting to know her through her pseudonym and the writing she did under it, we received lessons in "West Point Lesbian Culture" and how DADT impacts those directly affected by it.

In her letter of resignation from West Point Cadet Miller said, "I have created a heterosexual dating history to recite to fellow cadets when they inquire. I have endured unwanted approaches by male cadets for fear of being accused as a lesbian by rejecting or reporting these events. I have been coerced into ignoring derogatory comments towards homosexuals for fear of being alienated for my viewpoint. In short, I have lied to my classmates and compromised my integrity and my identity by adhering to existing military policy,..."

You can watch her interview with Rachel Maddow here:

Miller will attend Yale in the fall on a scholarship from the Point Foundation, which supports students who are marginalized because of sexual orientation or gender identity.



Comments [3]

Tex's picture

Not officially Out Processed.....

nice play on words!

Yo, Katie! There's a SHOP area here on Vp....autographed pics of that jog would be nice!   

Wink ...and yes, "re-closeting" is just not an option, is it? Once you go lesbian, you can't go back!

Thank you for being here, ma'am!   xoxo

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Rockets's picture

Great Interview. I hope the

Great Interview. I hope the U.S. Government repeals DADT and you are able to continue on a path you so genuinely wanted to pursue and are so obviously committed to.

Way to stick to your integrity.

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geek4grammar's picture

WIN

katie, you just keep getting awesomer, don't you? I'm sure this process is pretty demoralizing for you, but once you get to yale, you are gonna shine like the star you are! and now that the whole world has seen you on the r-mad show, you're gonna be beating off those yale girls w/ a stick! have fun, you have earned it a million times over. 

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