Well there you have it, queer kids.

This past Tuesday marked the official end of the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy.  While the paperwork for the repeal was dealt with months ago, the armed forces have finally made all the necessary preparations, hosting training for their officers, and finished the legwork to transition their troops to a truly inclusive mode of operation.  I couldn’t be happier to see the outpouring of support and publicity for the many brave soldiers who are starting to come out to their units, their families, and their friends.  It’s truly awesome.

OutServe Magazine has put together a beautiful set of 101 pictures and profiles from some of these service members, and I highly suggest you check it out.

It’s unfortunate that at the same time, many of the Presidential candidates are talking about rolling back the progress that LGBT citizens and soldiers have made, by threatening to re-institute the policy if they were to win the presidency.  For the most part, I think that their talk is a lot of hot air, but it upsets me all the same to see MY SENATOR talking such ignorance at the GOP primary debate.

 

I hope you’ll join me in saying that we are proud of the people who serve our country, and that we never want to see discriminatory measures like DADT put in place again.

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