Friday, June 06, 2014

Good News Friday: Military Pride

This year’s Pride Parade in Washington DC will make history when a US Armed Forces color guard — carrying the American flag, as well as the flags of each branch of the military — marches alongside rainbow flags and Dykes on Bikes and PFLAG.

The eight-member team is scheduled to help lead off the one-and-a-half-mile parade, immediately preceding the Capital Pride lead banner and grand marshal Chris Kluwe, LGBT activist and ally, and former National Football League punter .

Now, while there has been no policy in place that precludes a US Armed Forces color guard from marching in Pride parades, since the death of DADT, LGBT rights organizations across the country say they have routinely faced rejection from local military offices, saying the color guards were otherwise occupied on the days of pride parades.

Not anymore.

The march goes on ….

3 comments:

the dogs' mother said...

:-)

anne marie in philly said...

YEAH!

Biki Honko said...

YIPPEE!! Life in our country for LGBTQI folks just keeps getting better!