June 12th, 2014 | Flightlines | Posted by Stephen Losey
The Air Force — as well as the rest of the military — has seen some considerable changes since Don’t Ask Don’t Tell ended in 2011 and gay and lesbian service members began serving openly.
Same-sex spouses of gay and lesbian service members are joining officers’ spouses clubs and receiving join spouse assignments, benefits and identification cards. A couple of service members — gay, lesbian, and straight — put on a drag show at Kadena Air Base in Japan back in March, according to Stars and Stripes. And for the first time, a military color guard team marched in Washington’s gay pride parade on June 7.
It’s fascinating to see how something that could have ended an airman’s career even a few years ago celebrated today with something as mundane as a poster from HR.