• Mon, Nov 22 2010

‘Out of Annapolis’ Chronicles Lives of LGBT Naval Academy Alumni

(Copyright: 2010 USNA Out, "Out of Annapolis")

This past summer, Out of Annapolis, a film that tells the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender alumni of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., debuted at film festivals across the country. The film, directed by Naval Academy alum Steven Clark Hall, documents the lives of 11 LGBT individuals who graduated from the Academy and their experiences in the military. According to the film, of the more than 300 known LGBT U.S. Naval Academy alumni, more than 155 have opened up about their sexuality. However, hundreds of other men and women serving as U.S. Navy and Marine Corps officers remain closeted. Although Out of Annapolis doesn’t specifically address “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the film presents these individuals’ experiences both before and after “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was set into motion. The movie is not yet available for wide release, but is still being presented at film festivals. For an inside look at Out of Annapolis, check out the trailer below. What do you think?

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