Implication for services with gay men and lesbians who have served

SCIE Social Care Online
Taylor and Francis
Publication date:
01 January 2014


Gay men and lesbians are marginalised in most areas of society. Throughout history, they have served in all branches of the military. All social workers are likely to encounter veterans that identify as gay or lesbian. This article provides social workers an overview of the description of gay and lesbian military members and introduces readers to areas of consideration when working with this population.