Salute to Perry Watkins in honor of Veterans Day 2018
Introduction to Perry Watkins
Perry Watkins never thought he would be drafted into the military in 1968. Why? Because being homosexual would have disqualified him from military service. But Perry Watkins was drafted anyway, and 16 years later became an incidental civil rights champion when he sued the U.S. Army for denying him a security clearance because he was an admitted homosexual. Press "play" below and listen to the Give Voice to History Project featuring Perry Watkins, produced in partnership with Making Gay History - The Podcast.