Military Service Members' Rights | Justia - Gay rights in military
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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) personnel are able to serve in the armed forces of some countries around the world: the vast majority of industrialized, Western countries, in addition to Brazil, Chile, South Africa, Israel, and South Korea. The rights concerning intersex people are more vague. The United States military formerly excluded gay men, bisexuals, and lesbians from service. . San Francisco politician and gay rights campaigner Harvey Milk served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He served aboard the.