Doesn’t the Pentagon have bigger issues to worry about? Namely keeping the country safe.
(US News) — Less than a year after the Defense Department’s “Don’t ask, don’t tell” (DADT) policy toward gay and lesbian service members was repealed, the Pentagon says it will hold its first-ever Gay Pride event Tuesday.
The event is likely to be a more toned-down version of the Gay Pride parades that take place every June in cities around the world—sans the flags, wigs, beads and boas. (Though some have suggested rainbow camo or berets.)
Instead, the Pentagon has planned a somber-sounding panel discussion entitled “The Value of Open Service and Diversity,” according to a Defense Department press release.
The event will also have a keynote speaker: the Pentagon’s top lawyer Jeh Johnson, who co-chaired the 2010 study on how a DADT repeal might affect combat operations, housing and other issues, according to the Washington Post.