Pentagon to hold its first Gay Pride event
The Pentagon, where homosexuality was cause for discipline until recently, will hold a Gay Pride Month event in June.
June 15th, 2012
09:39 AM ET

Pentagon to hold its first Gay Pride event

By Larry Shaughnessy, CNN Pentagon Producer

Washington (CNN) - The Department of Defense announced Thursday that it will be commemorating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride later this month. The event will be the first of its kind for the Pentagon.

"The Defense Department is planning an LGBT Pride Month event for later this month," Pentagon spokeswoman Eileen Laniez said in a statement issued Thursday.

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  1. MalcolmXcrement

    This abomination may well prove to be the end of Obama"s presidency.

    He won't get my vote this time...

    June 15, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Union Blue

    Problem: 1. There are too many men and women in the Service given and DoD is ripe for a drawdown. 2. The military has a surplus of men and women of limited intellect and great social bias. 3. These men and women suffer because the American they imagine and the America they actually serve are quite different. It looks less and less like a Thomas Kinkade painting for them every year.

    Recommended course of action: If you don't like the the new rules please take a step to the rear of formation and ring the bell. You'll feel better and so will the rest of us. GET OUT.

    June 15, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  3. EndTheHate

    5 Reasons Why Gays in the Military is Wrong

    1) Being gay is not natural. Real service members always reject unnatural things like body armor, camouflage clothing, and vaccinations.

    2) Gay service members will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

    3) Gays in the military is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.

    4) Gay service members will change the foundation of the military; it could never adapt to new social norms. Just like they haven't adapted to APCs, indoor plumbing, or electronic communication.

    5) The military has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all; women can't fly planes, blacks still can't serve with whites, and all ships still run on wind power.

    /sarcasm off

    June 15, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • serveJBR

      Funny, not real clever, but amusing. What is not amusing is pridefullness, by any group. Private activity should be private. Speak up against injustice, of course. But pride in preference strongly suggests lack of confidence. Why do we need others approval? Human to be sure. But I'm not proud of much- my kids sometimes, my God, my hard working selfless wife, my country in most cases. My preference? I'm pretty sure I have had very little to do with what I like instinctually (mating is weird if you really think about it). When will this false pride in self end? Lame, and not helpful. I'm supportive of fairness. What's fair about being proud of something we had no control over? Sounds like dishonesty to me:(

      June 15, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
      • EndTheHate

        Partially disabled Desert Storm Army vet here.

        You served in...?

        June 15, 2012 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
      • huhb

        But what we did and do have control over is rising above the cruel piety of our "Christian" countrymen. What we do have control over is finding and fostering positive self-image despite the very best – and unrelenting – efforts of our "Christian" countrymen to convince us that we're less than them. What we do have control over is exposing the lies about ourselves that our "Christian" countrymen constantly spew.

        June 16, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. FEDUP

    This is a waste of time. Are they going to have a STRAIGHT PRIDE MONTH???????????? IT'S ONLY FAIR.

    June 15, 2012 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |