Below is an open letter from Dwayne Crenshaw, the San Diego LGBT Pride Executive Director, who reminds us how equally important gay and lesbian service members are after many marched in uniform during San Diego’s annual march over the weekend.
The Defense Department got involved in deciding those who served our country and planned to celebrate in Saturday’s events should be allowed do so in uniform following the repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. They did just that. San Diego’s parade on Saturday will go down in history as the first to allow active service members to openly participate in a gay pride event while wearing their uniform.
Crenshaw’s letter in its entirety is printed below.