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.