The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin – Armistead in ‘Nam – Clip

  • clip (0:01:50) | IN Dramatic
    Premiere: 7/19/2017

In this excerpt from the Independent Lens film The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin, the writer who was once a conservative son of the Old South and would become a gay rights pioneer, reflects on how he came to serve in the Navy while not yet out of the closet. “I volunteered for Vietnam,” Maupin says, “because I think I still had some manhood issues going on and I wanted to go to the war.”

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