garcon saidI am all for equality and tolerance in all work places and in the public sphere. But what place does a gay pride flag have at a military installation? Sometimes I think this just serves to highlight the differences and perceived expectation for preferences. There should be just the national flag and command/unit flags flown. Flying the gay flag tends to support many observers' belief that there is a gay "agenda" that is pushing for control and other political ends beyond the personal liberty to be secure in your person and simply not discriminated against.
I'm kinda with you on this. I wouldn't have an issue with it being outside of a personal military housing unit to show your support, but not so much lumped in with the rest.
However, it is interesting to see that they were willing to do it.
There's no gay agenda, especially up here where all gays are 100% equal in every way to everyone else, and have been for some time.
I think it's a nice way to honour those fallen who had to hide a small but vital part of themselves for so long, and recognition of a minority that contributes.
Here's another example, and for a different minority:
"To celebrate the 2012 celebration Vaisakhi, a Sikh Cadet Corps was formed by the Canadian military." -wiki
btw the linked article beneful1 posted pretty well explains the whole thing, and I encourage guys to read it.