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Re: conculture

From:Aidan Grey <grey@...>
Date:Sunday, November 18, 2001, 18:24
At 02:56 AM 11/18/2001 +0000, you wrote:
>>To be a sailor is to be in jail, with the additional chance of being >>drowned. > >And let's face it: without female contact and a pent-up sex drive to put >rabbits to shame. Or so the legend goes...
Having been a gay man in the navy, let me just say that it's the marines to watch out for, not the sailors. When I came out, a friend took me to a local gay bar in Honolulu, and pointed out who was in the military and what branch. Of the 400 or so people there (this is an exaggeration, but the proportions are correct): 350 were military, and of that 350, 300 were marines. All the attention paid to proper dress code, cleanliness, and getting buff, and it is fairly obvious that many gay men would go in there (at least, the gay men that would join the military). I usually say that they're looking for a few good men too (an ad for the Marines used to say "looking for a few good men", for our international friends...) Aidan