A Historic Pride in San Diego
BY Neal Broverman
July 23 2012 2:42 PM ET
With the blessing of military brass, uniformed LGBT service members marched in this weekend's San Diego Pride parade.
The Department of Defense recently gave its blessing for queer soldiers and personnel to wear their uniforms in the Diego's Pride parade. "We hereby are granting approval for service members in uniform to participate in this year's parade," Rene Bardorf, deputy assistant secretary of Defense, wrote in a letter. The troops were advised to follow the military's standards for appearance and behavior while in uniform (the directive also only applied to San Diego).
Watch the service members in action via the CNN iReport video below.
- Op-ed: Adopting the T in LGBT
- Schumer Admits Reason He Left Gays Out of Immigration 'Provides Little Comfort'
- Op-ed: My Life as a Gay Boy Scout
- A Reason for Pride: Gay Parents Are Changing the World
- Multiple Attacks on Gay Men in NYC, Hours After Rally
- Does Expansion of Rights Also Expand Antigay Violence?
Sign Up For Email Updates
- Entertainment News Karl Lagerfeld's Cat Has A Better Life Than You 8 min 27 sec ago
- Health News AIDS Deaths Plummet In Africa 11 min 23 sec ago
- Military PHOTOS: Shirtless, Sweaty Naval Academy Freshman Climb Greased Obelisk 21 min 51 sec ago
- Women WATCH: Amy Schumer and Amber Tamblyn Watch Porn and Make Out 34 min 29 sec ago
- Art When Shel Silverstein Covered Fire Island for Playboy 43 min 5 sec ago
- Entertainment News Filmmaker Needs Help to Penetrate the South 1 hour 25 min ago
- Commentary NYC Hate Crimes: Why I'm Afraid for First Time in My Life 1 hour 42 min ago