First of all, though I style myself The Confirmed Bachelor, I’m actually what some might call a bachelorette. (Diminutive suffixes aren’t my thing.) Obviously I’m not a true bachelor because I have a partner, but the military (and most US states) completely missed that memo.
I’m a recent college grad, working in media with one eye on law school. Right now, I live in a group house in an East Coast city with five other vegan/vegetarian radical ladies. But in a few months, I’ll be moving to where my partner lives.
I grew up on Army bases. Now, my girlfriend (known to you only as Captain Awesome) is in the Army. She looks ridiculously sexy in her beret, and I love a woman in uniform, but not being able to be with her publicly is definitely A Major Problem. As someone who was never closeted, I have huge lifestyle issues with Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Also, I’m nervous about living in the same house with her in such a small town. I have sworn that I will not rest until the law is repealed.