Why It Gets Better: Pentagon to Mark Gay Pride Month

The first paragraph says it all. From the Associated Press via Politico:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last summer, gays in the military dared not admit their  sexual orientation. This summer, the Pentagon will salute them, marking gay  pride month just as it marks other celebrations honoring racial or ethnic  groups.

Officials said Thursday that they’re planning the first-ever event to  recognize gay and lesbian troops. They declined to give details about what the  event will be, but officials said Defense Secretary Leon Panetta feels it’s  important to recognize the service of gays in the armed forces.

June is gay pride month in the U.S. This is the first time the Pentagon could  participate, since September’s repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell.” Under the 1993  law, troops were kicked out for talking about their sexual orientation and more  than 13,000 lost their jobs.

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