Conduct Unbecoming: Gays and Lesbians in the US Military

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Conduct Unbecoming: Lesbians and Gays in the US Military from Vietnam to the Persian Gulf War
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Cover of the first edition
Author Randy Shilts
Country United States
Language English
Subject Sexual orientation and gender identity in the United States military
Published 1993
Pages 832
ISBN 978-0449909171

Conduct Unbecoming: Lesbians and Gays in the US Military from Vietnam to the Persian Gulf War is a 1993 book by American journalist Randy Shilts, in which he traces the participation of gay and lesbian personnel from the Revolutionary War to the late 20th century.

The book was well received in a review in the Los Angeles Times which described it as "gripping reading" and "an irrefutable indictment of unconscionable government behavior in a cause that the military seems still unable to explain".[1] Historian Lillian Faderman, writing in The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle (2015), called Shilts' book "famous".[2]

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  1. ^ Dawidoff, Robert (2 May 1993). "An American Inquisition". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Faderman, Lillian (2015). The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle. New York: Simon & Schuster. p. 522. ISBN 978-1-4516-9411-6.