U.S. Military Celebrating Gay Pride Month, Honors Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender Servicemembers
Maybe it’s all about who is the current commander-in-chief. Maybe it resonates more because of Caitlyn Jenner’s announcement this week. Maybe it’s just the new “normal” for the Department of Defense, but this month the DoD is making it very clear to the American public that the military supports Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.
“The Federal Government is now leading by example, ensuring that our employees and contractors are judged by the quality of their work, not by who they love. ” FULL TEXT OF PRESIDENT OBAMA DECLARATION
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