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May 27, 2013 2:35 PM   Subscribe

Journalist Brody Levesque and military widow Karen Morgan on what Memorial Day means for LGBT Americans.

A national memorial for LGBT vets is scheduled to open next May.
posted by roomthreeseventeen (4 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

The following moving love letter was written by American World War II veteran Brian Keith to Dave, a fellow soldier he met and fell in love with in 1943 while stationed in North Africa, on the occasion of their anniversary. It was reprinted in September of 1961 by ONE Magazine – a groundbreaking pro-gay magazine first published in 1953. The original letter is held, I am told, by the Library of Congress.

Sleep Well My Love

(thanks for reminding me I wanted to post this today)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 2:49 PM on May 27, 2013 [16 favorites]

MCMikeNamara: I have that letter bookmarked and read it at least once a year. It always makes me cry. It is one of the most beautiful love letters I have ever read.
posted by aclevername at 3:42 PM on May 27, 2013 [1 favorite]

Thanks, roomthreeseventeen.
posted by donnagirl at 4:35 PM on May 27, 2013

That got me all choked up. Thanks for posting.
posted by Seymour Zamboni at 4:55 PM on May 27, 2013

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