Pentagon To Recognize Gay Troops For Gay Pride Month

For the first time in U.S. history, the Pentagon will honor its gay, lesbian, and bisexual troops by participating in Gay Pride month. Officials have not released any further details regarding the event, but Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has indicated that he recognizes the importance of saluting the service of gay troops in the armed forces. The news marks a huge step forward from last summer, when troops were still forbidden from expressing their sexual orientation under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Repeal did not take effect until last September.

Angela Guo