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Air Reserve poster celebrates LGBT Pride Month

The Air Reserve Personnel Center's official poster celebrating Pride Month. (U.S. Air Force illustration/Master Sgt. Christian Michael)

The Air Reserve Personnel Center’s official poster celebrating Pride Month. (U.S. Air Force illustration/Master Sgt. Christian Michael)

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.

And to mark the Defense Department’s celebration of Pride Month, the Air Reserve Personnel Center on Wednesday released this poster.

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.

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