Navy Servicemembers Permitted To Wear Uniforms At San Diego LGBT Pride
San Diego LGBT Pride is right around the corner and "Region Southwest" Navy servicemembers have gotten the A-Okay to be loud and proud in their Navy uniforms!
Okay, maybe not "loud" because their uniforms aren't allowed to have any embellishments, but PROUD nonetheless!
In a statement, San Diego LGBT Pride says:
Following a historic week of marriage equality victories, the United States Navy, Region Southwest has authorized active duty Navy servicemembers under its command to wear their uniforms in the San Diego LGBT Pride Parade on Saturday, July 13 at 11 am.
For the third year, servicemembers are invited to participate in the Military Contingent which leads the San Diego LGBT Pride Parade. Over 300 servicemembers are expected to participate, either in uniform or in a branch specific T-shirt.
“San Diego has a strong military presence and a large LGBT community, and it is important to our LGBT servicemembers that we honor their full identity and service to our country. We are grateful to the Navy Region Southwest command for extending their support to our event and to these courageous servicemembers,” said Stephen Whitburn, San Diego LGBT Pride General Manager.
For any Navy servicemembers that are curious about the dress code, you're officially allowed to wear:
-Officer/CPO: The prescribed uniform is Summer White. Alternate is Service Khaki.
-E-1 through E-6: The prescribed uniform is Service Dress White. Alternate is Service Uniform.
We don't know what any of this means, but we know you'll look smashing.
Also this authorization only applies to Region Southwest servicemembers, so: California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Utah and New Mexico members of the Navy.
We can't wait to see you guys at Pride. And to any Instincters planning to be in San Diego for Pride, don't hesitate to give our service members a port in the storm!!
They've earned it.