Journal of Lesbian Studies, Today, 29 years later, Warrant Officer Christine Potvin is the sergeant major of her medical company. Banned from serving: As indicated, Canadian Forces policies have been changing; but relatively few, and predominantly lesbians, have been taking advantage of these changes. National Defence Headquarters. From the s to the s the Special Investigations Unit SIU of the Canadian Military rooted out perceived gays and lesbians who worked in the public service. P-SEC has permitted us to ask very different questions, which in turn, helps us to understand the psychology of women and marginalised men in much different ways.
My primary role was conducting security background checks on public servants and military personnel who had security clearance.
In an inherently violent environment, LGBT people may face violence unique to their community in the course of military service. Left image courtesy of author Right image source, Wikipedia Commons. Studying everyday life.
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