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First Time Active Duty Soldiers March in a Pride Parade

in Full Uniform with Government’s Approval

(Following from LA Times)

Kannon Cole, 7, watches his mother Marine Sgt. Bris Holland carry the flag at the beginning of San Diego’s annual LGBT Pride parade. Holding his hand is her partner, Jaxs Jacquez.

(Photograph by: Don Bartletti, Los Angeles Times / July 21, 2012)

SAN DIEGO — Led by a Marine sergeant wearing her dress blue uniform and bearing the American flag aloft, several hundred members of the military marched in the city’s LGBT Pride parade Saturday, marking the first time the Department of Defense has permitted personnel to wear their uniforms in a gay festival parade.

Members of military march in San Diego gay pride parade

Yay San Diego (my hometown), Yay to our military being allowed out of the closet to participate in Pride.

San Diego Pride tomorrow, and a Steam Powered Giraffe performance!

There is a 400% chance that Walter Tech Carissa is going to be wearing more than blue and black, because there is no way I’ll be able to resist buying something with rainbows.

If you see me, come say hi!

The US military will for the first time allow its members to wear uniform at a gay pride march…

The memo said the move was a one-off exception for this year’s march only…

Numerous service personnel marched at last year’s San Diego event, but wore T-shirts bearing the name of their service branch instead of uniforms.

— from “US Military Allowed to Wear Uniforms at Gay Pride March” as reported by BBC (July 20, 2012)