West Point shows up in Diana Comet, though under a different name. I’ve never visited, though I’d like to someday. This article in the New York Times talks about gay cadets who have to hide their orientation through four enormously stressful years. They connect with each other through coded conversations, have to be constantly vigilant, and face expulsion if caught. My admiration goes out to them for surviving under such circumstances, and my deep sympathy as well — the military has always had homosexuals in it, and always will, and orientation should not be in obstacle in serving one’s country.