Discharged From Military Over 60 Years Ago For Being Lesbian, Helen James Is Fighting Back


Airman Second Class Helen James was unjustly kicked out of the United States Air Force on March 2, 1955 for being a lesbian. The time period, right smack in the middle of the Cold War, was thick with McCarthyism. The military and government, ironically using Stalinesque tactics, were hell-bent on “rooting out” gays and lesbians…

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