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The Hunt for Dorothy

In the early 1980s, the Naval Investigative Service was investigating homosexuality in the Chicago area. Agents discovered that gay men sometimes referred to themselves as "friends of Dorothy." Unaware of the historical meaning of the term, the NIS believed that a woman named Dorothy was at the center of a massive ring of homosexual military personnel. The NIS launched an enormous hunt for Dorothy, hoping to find her and convince her to reveal the names of gay servicemembers.
-Shilts, Randy (1993). Conduct Unbecoming: Gays & Lesbians in the U.S. Military. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press. p. 387.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friend_of_Dorothy

Now there's an episode of NCIS you'll never see.

Will DiNozzo "lose" his cell phone again when he goes under cover?

Will Jethro get his man?

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keldaryth
Sep. 6th, 2009 02:54 pm (UTC)
Oh that's hilarious... *going to read the wikipedia article now*.

Pity they never looked over the rainbow...
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