Why there is a gay character in my book about World War II

There is very little written about the involvement of gays and lesbians in the 20th century military.   No surprise there.   But, same-gender loving people did serve in America’s military throughout all its wars because they existed throughout all its society.

One of the secondary characters in my book:  Long Way Home: A World War II Novel is a hard-nosed, by-the-book, recruit trainer.   His name is Sergeant Robert Moses, a career soldier, a Negro and a gay man.

In a few chapters of my novel Moses describes his feelings about being a gay man and how it affects his relationship with the Army, his family and his lover.

I talk about this issue on my YouTube channel.    Let me know what you think!

The Gay Theme in Long Way Home

Thanks to the Truth Wins Out website for this amazing graphic!gays_military-749694