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Gay Naval Academy Grad Celebrates Class Reunion After Years of Hiding

/ Source: NBC Washington
Lt. Lou Feuchtbaum, a 1986 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.NBC Washington

Thousands of graduates from the U.S. Naval Academy returned to Annapolis this weekend for their class reunions. At least one of them walked onto campus as an openly gay man –- something he never could do in college.

“I was really worried about being found out,” said Lt. Lou Feuchtbaum, who graduated from the Naval Academy in 1986. “Back then the Navy treated allegations of homosexuality ... the same way they did large crimes.”

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