Christopher Capozzola reviews Our Time by Josh Seefried

On April 22, 2012 by admin

Christopher Capozzola, reviewing for the Gay & Lesbian Review

Our Time: Breaking the Silence of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” 
by Josh Seefried
Penguin Press.  224 pages, $24.95

SOMETIMES, when it got to be too much, Navy sailor Jeffrey Priela retreated to an onboard storage closet. “It was cramped,” he explains in Our Time, “but despite the discomfort, it was a place of solitude and security.” Airman Tim Walker puts the situation more bluntly: “the whole Air Force is a big closet.” Those images of military closets—actual and metaphorical—will haunt readers of Our Time even as they are heartened by the coming-out stories it contains.

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