I appreciate your point. But I think there’s some ambiguity involved that makes an alternative interpretation at least plausible. To wit: I’m not sure how much real-world fact and history can be mapped onto Batwoman’s fiction. On the one hand, it’s conceivable that Kate (currently 29) could have been at the military academy before DADT was rescinded in 2011. On the other, BW’s version of a military “code of conduct” (circa 2011) has some curious features. For instance, despite being caught in flagrante (ample grounds for dismissal, apparently), Kate and Sophie can save their military careers by simply denying the charge (nudge-nudge, wink-wink) and signing a paper. This isn’t just wonky but it seems at odds with the actual DADT - in that this proceeding entails both “asking” about sexual orientation and “telling” (an obvious lie) about sexual orientation. Bottom line: while it’s clear that Kate was expelled for engaging in homosexual conduct, this fictional academy’s requirement that gay cadets remain closeted (and for Kate to actively deny her orientation) isn’t really established. Thus, her narration about being “out and proud” at an early age isn’t - to my mind - an obvious contradiction.