Burning Blue

Essential Opinion: Burning Blue

Prior to September 2011, when President Barrack Obama requested the repeal of Clinton’s policy, gay men who were enrolled in the military had to keep their sexual orientation hidden in order to avoid animosity and discharge. This imposed code deeply affected the lives and careers of over 14,000 LGBT individuals who rejected traditional dogma and refused to adhere to ungrounded social conduct. Set in 1992, Burning Blue tells the story of two such servicemen, Matthew Blackwood (Rob Mayes) and Daniel Lynch (Trent Ford), who are stigmatized and face daunting consequences when their romantic relationship is revealed.