Lee Reinhart

Lee Reinhart (Personal Photo)

Sailor Kicked Out Under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Re-Enlists

A 38-year old man on Monday became the first man in Illinois to re-enlist in the military after being kicked out of the service because he’s gay.

WBBM Newsradio–10/24/2011

Gay Rights

Gay Chicago Man Booted From Military Reflects On ‘Don’t Ask’ Policy

The U.S. military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy is scheduled to officially end tomorrow–and for at least one gay man who’s been in frequent touch with a Navy recruiter in Chicago, it’s hard to believe the end is almost here.


Photo Of Lee Reinhart In Uniform. (Personal Photo)

Gay Man Ready To Enlist, Give His Life

A Chicago man kicked out eight years ago under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” has contacted a recruiter and could become the first openly gay man in Illinois to enlist.

WBBM Newsradio–12/20/2010

Lee Reinhart (Personal Photo)

Kicked Out Under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’, He Wants To Re-Enlist

With news that Pentagon is accepting openly gay recruits, he hopes to resume military service.

WBBM Newsradio–10/20/2010