Why It Gets Better: From Don’t Ask; Don’t Tell to Air Force Reserve Pride Poster

From the AirForceTimes ‘Flightlines’:

Air Reserve Pride Month Poster

The Air Reserve Personnel Center’s official poster celebrating Pride Month. (U.S. Air Force illustration/Master Sgt. Christian Michael) [poster via AirForceTimes]

The Air Force — as well as the rest of the military — has seen some considerable changes since Don’t Ask Don’t Tell ended in 2011 and gay and lesbian service members began serving openly.

Same-sex spouses of gay and lesbian service members are joining officers’ spouses clubs and receiving join spouse assignments, benefits and identification cards.

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And to mark the Defense Department’s celebration of Pride Month, the Air Reserve Personnel Center on Wednesday released this poster.

It’s fascinating to see how something that could have ended an airman’s career even a few years ago celebrated today with something as mundane as a poster from HR.

Indeed it is fascinating. That move from career-ender to mundane poster is another reason it gets better.

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Why It Gets Better is a series of postings showing, real-time, concrete, tangible ways that life is getting better for LGBT people.

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