Defense Department Refuses To Officially Acknowledge Pride Month
For the first time in six years, senior Pentagon officials have not formally acknowledged LGBTQ Pride Month celebrations.
Ever since the misguided ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy was repealed in 2012, the Pentagon has issued an official memo which served as an official endorsement of Pride Month and effectively encouraged local events.
A former senior Obama administration official, speaking off the record, told The Washington Post, “It makes it known that there’s an authorization, that there’s support.”
But this year, there was no memorandum issued for Pride.
That said, there was an event held at the Pentagon on Monday by DoD Pride, the LGBTQ employee group at the Defense Department. However, unlike previous years no high-level department officials showed up to address the crowd.
According to The Washington Blade,
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