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)
JournalJournal of Homosexuality
StateAccepted/In press - 2022
Externally publishedYes


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Social Psychology
  • Education
  • Psychology(all)


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