VIDEO: Cadet Miller Speaks Out

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With the blessing of Cadet Katie Miller, USMA ’12, Alberto Morales at the New York Civil Liberties Union emailed MoJo today to let us know about this video. In it, Miller recounts firsthand the challenges she faced as a (high-performing) Army officer-in-training who had to conceal her homosexuality under DADT. Check MotherJones.com for more coverage, including a peek at Miller’s personal blog reflections, which take readers inside lesbian subculture at West Point and an open letter of advice to Miller from a MoJo editor and service academy dropout.

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