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Federal workers ignore Trump anti Gay attacks and plan Gay Pride
Posted by Ron
Thursday, May 30th 2019 @ 08:25:44 AM EST

The Washington Blade: "Amid continuing news of anti LGBT attacks from the Trump administration, LGBT federal employees are still making plans to celebrate Pride in June with events at U.S. agencies, including celebrations at the Pentagon and the State Department.

In the face of President Trump's recently implemented transgender military ban, DOD Pride is planning an event for LGBT service members and civilian employees June 12 in the Pentagon courtyard.

The official event is set to have as featured speakers Retired Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, the Federal Aviation Administration's associate administrator for Commercial Space Transportation; Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), an Iraq war veteran; and LGBT activist Stuart Milk, the nephew of gay rights pioneer Stuart Milk.

Rudy Coots, co-chair of DOD Pride, acknowledged the event will mark the eighth time the Pentagon has hosted an official event recognizing June as Pride month, which began after Congress repealed 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' during the Obama administration."

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