However, with Dale to guide him, Greg arrives in the bizarre world of USMC boot camp burdened only by his secret of being gay.
Midway through the thirteen weeks of recruit training, the struggle to survive and become a Marine, trumps his fear of being found out. With each major failure and tiny success, his confidence grows. Here in the place he’s not technically welcome, Greg finds his place.
As fate would have it, turns out the Few and the Proud are a bunch of oddballs and eccentrics. Greg discovers that everyone enlists with some feeling of being different – and thus, a brotherhood is born. All enter as ‘other” and most (spoiler alert: not everyone) graduate as Marines.
In a world where the landmines are both literal and metaphorical, The Pink Marine takes a hard—and hilarious—look at masculinity and what it means to belong.