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the eighth time the Pentagon has hosted an official event recognizing June as Pride month, which began after Congress repealed 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' during the Obama administration."
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