Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010

Elizabeth Gilbert: The Gay American Soldier

My vote would go to the gay American soldier. The courage that it has taken for these warriors to step forward, risk their careers, alienate their families and demand to be heard, accepted and honored is beyond heroic. The change that eradicating "Don't ask, don't tell" could mean for the world — to redefine the code of military history and set an example of courage and tolerance to the world — is huge.

Gilbert is a novelist and author of Eat, Pray, Love