Pentagon to observe gay pride month for first time

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    Jun 15, 2012 8:51 AM GMT
    "Nine months after gays, bisexuals and lesbians were allowed to serve openly in the military, the Pentagon plans to honor them with a gay pride month celebration.

    For the first time, the Pentagon will mark gay pride month just as it marks other events honoring racial or ethnic groups, Defense Department officials said.

    Officials declined to give details about the event but said Defense Secretary Leon Panetta believes it’s important to recognize the service of gays in the armed forces. "

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/post/pentagon-to-observe-gay-pride-month-for-first-time/2012/06/14/gJQAke62cV_blog.html?hpid=z3
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    Jun 15, 2012 10:17 AM GMT
    Fuck yayy
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    Jun 15, 2012 1:40 PM GMT
    and the fundy heads still serving or retired are exploding! You should read some comments over on military.com.......disgusting and bigoted, all based on hetero religious prejudices and dogma. icon_mad.gif

    All how this is the end of 'Murka....
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    Jun 15, 2012 2:40 PM GMT
    This made me tear up. Seriously.
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    Jun 15, 2012 5:08 PM GMT
    Wow. I'm kind of flat-footed. Honour to gays having been mistreated in the past? Seems like a distant future goal.
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    Jun 15, 2012 7:40 PM GMT
    I work at a military service academy. Haven't heard anything come down thru official channels yet, but just the other day I was joking with a co-worker about how a gay pride parade down the cadet central area is only a matter of time... lol

    Sooner than I thought.