Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer Health-Care Experiences in a Military Population

Pedro N. Oblea, Ashley R. Adams, Elizabeth D. Nguyen-Wu, Joshua S. Hawley-Molloy, Kimberly Balsam, Terry A. Badger, Amanda R. Witwer, Joel Cartwright

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ABTRACT: This study aimed to understand the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer of former military service members. Data for this analysis was collected from the two open-ended survey questions as part of a larger online survey. The analysis was performed using the web-based data analysis application Dedoose. Eighty-eight qualitative responses were used. Analysis of the responses revealed five main themes: (1) identity, (2) negative experiences, (3) impact of experiences, (4) policy, and (5) positive experiences. These findings can influence future military research by focusing on the effects of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy, negative and positive experiences, and the impact of those experiences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1098-1118
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Homosexuality
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • DADT
  • Don’t Ask Don’t Tell
  • health
  • healthcare
  • service members
  • veterans

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Social Psychology
  • Education
  • General Psychology


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