Margarethe Cammermeyer


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Margarethe "Grethe" Cammermeyer (born March 24, 1942) served as a colonel in the Washington National Guard and became a gay rights activist. Born in Oslo, Norway, she became a United States citizen in 1960. In 1961 she joined the Army Nurse Corps as a student. She received a B.S. in Nursing in 1963 from the University of Maryland. At the University of Washington School of Nursing, she ... more »

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  • ''I've been thinking about the comments that are always made about the shower rooms and the lack of privacy.... How easy it would be just to hang a shower curtain ...''
    Margarethe Cammermeyer (b. 1942), U.S. nurse and former military officer. As quoted in Time magazine, p. 63 (July 6, 1992). On a common argument a...
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