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IDF mag in trouble over soldiers in drag

Chief of the Education and Youth Corps gets panties in a twist over Bamahane story on cross-dressing troops

IDF wants to keep a wrap on cross-dressing soldiers (photo credit: Michal Fattal/Flash90)
IDF wants to keep a wrap on cross-dressing soldiers (photo credit: Michal Fattal/Flash90)

JERUSALEM (AP) — An article about off-duty soldiers in Israel doubling as drag queens has gotten the Israeli military’s magazine into trouble.

The military said on Tuesday that the weekly, Bamahane, must from now on send its articles for approval by chief education officer.

The article interviewed three active duty soldiers who slip into drag after their shifts. It was illustrated by photos, including one of a soldier in military uniform wearing a gas mask and red, over-the-knee boots with see-through high heels.

The military says the army’s chief of the Education and Youth Corps is responsible for overseeing the magazine’s content, but that this has not been enforced.

Bamahane has written before about gays and lesbians in the military.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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