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HomoQuotable – Stephen Benjamin

“Mark Twain wrote in one of his journals that, ‘In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.’ Gays and lesbians who serve under the Ban are those patriots. The personal cost can be ...

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HomoQuotable – Stephen Benjamin

“As the friends I once served with head off to 15-month deployments, I regret I’m not there to lessen their burden and to serve my country. I’m trained to fight, I speak Arabic and I’m willing to serve. No recruiter needs to make a persuasive argument to sign me up. I’m ready, and I’m waiting.” – Arabic translator Stephen Benjamin, ...

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