'Out' and Back In: Gays Decide To Re-Enter In Military

LGBT soldiers reenlist after DADT repeal
LGBT soldiers reenlist after DADT repeal

Katie Miller's sophomore year at West Point was coming to a close, the point where cadets must commit to several years of military service, when she decided she couldn't do it anymore. She was tired of repeating her made-up heterosexual relationship history. She was tired of enduring advances from male cadets. She was tired of listening to homophobic remarks, and feeling like she had to stay silent.

So although she was ninth in her class at the military academy, she transferred to Yale, awaiting the day that arrived this week. With the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," former cadets and soldiers like Miller have to decide whether or not to return to the institution that rejected who they were. Most of them are doing so, triumphantly.