“I got a reputation as the straightest guy around.”

When Denny Meyer enlisted in the Navy in 1968, he had to hide the fact that he was gay.

At the time, homosexuality wasn’t tolerated in the Navy and anyone found to be gay would be discharged from service.

At StoryCorps, Meyer recalled what it was like to be gay and a sailor in those days.

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Recorded in New York City, New York
Produced by Michael Garofalo and Katie Simon
Facilitated by Jud Esty-Kendall
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