Season 6: Episode 2: Vernon E. "Copy" Berg III

Making Gay History | LGBTQ Oral Histories from the Archive

By Eric Marcus

Season 6: Episode 2: Vernon E. "Copy" Berg III

Thursday, 7 November

In 1975, long before “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the Navy asked, and Officer Copy Berg told: “Yes, I am gay.” When Copy chose to challenge the military’s ban on homosexuals, the Pentagon fought back with all guns blazing.  Visit our episode webpage for background information, archival photos, and other resources. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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