Weathering intense, long-term separation as well as vigilantly working to evade detection, “Surviving the Silence” tells a story of enduring love and ultimate triumph for lesbians and gays in the military.
While Thompson elected to remain silent while she helmed the board that dismissed Cammermeyer, she framed the dismissal in such a way that Cammermeyer could take the issue before a federal court, which ultimately overturned the military ruling.
Decades later, Thompson and Cammermeyer discuss these impossible choices in “Surviving the Silence.”
Thompson and Brass shared the secrets to their long-term success and elation at finally telling their story with Lesbian.com.
How did you and Col. Pat meet and fall in love? What would you say is the key to your longevity?
Barb: I was looking to meet other lesbians and went to a house party for women over 40. Though I was 30, I thought an older woman was just what I needed. Little did I know then how right I was. READ MORE HERE