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1992

1992-10-27Allen Schindler, Jr. Murdered in Hate Crime

U.S. Navy Petty Officer Allen Schindler, Jr. is brutally murdered by a fellow sailor in an anti-gay hate crime. Schindler had complained to his superiors of harassment and had come out to them, but they were slow to process his discharge. In the wake of the “gays-in-the-military” debate and the adoption of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy earlier in the year, the murder of Schindler highlighted the extreme vulnerability of gay, lesbian, and bisexual members of the U.S. armed forces.

 

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