There is a lot on these pages . .
. . . more than any other page here at USNAOut.org. There is reason and purpose… to make you more comfortable and confident in your shoes as gay, lesbian or questioning midshipmen, junior officers or alumni. We also want to ensure that you don’t do anything foolish that can jeopardize your health, well being and status as a future or current leader as an officer in the U.S. Navy or Marine Corps, or in citizenship or government.
What you read here should be somewhat enlightening. Whether you are straight or gay, at some time in your career as a Naval or Marine Corps Officer, you will most likely encounter a co-worker or a subordinate who is dealing with the personal issues of “coming out.” By having some understanding of what this really means and involves, you will have a better understanding of your people.
Some of the topics that we talk about are clearly directed towards midshipmen, others towards JOs, but much of what is shared here has relevance to everyone: