10 Great LGBT Military Movies 

BY Diane Anderson-Minshall

September 23 2011 5:00 AM ET

WALK ON WATER (COURTESY) ADVOCATE.COMSoldier’s Girl
(2004), Transgender
 

One of the most provocative movies about military life is
the story of Barry Winchell (played by Troy Garity) who falls in love with a
transgender performer  while
stationed on an infantry base in Tennessee. As his romantic relationship
develops, Winchell’s friendship with his fellow soldiers — especially the
repressed guy who dragged him to a drag club to begin with — and his safety in
the military wither. Based on a true story of Calpernia Addams (now an actress
who consulted on the film) and the real Barry Winchell, Soldier’s Story is an intelligent and heartbreaking must-see. After
you’re done crying, look up what Calpernia’s up to now for inspiration of life
after tragedy.

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