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Secretary Of Defense Will Speak At Pentagon LGBT Pride Month Event

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will speak at the Pentagon's Pride event for gay and lesbian servicemembers on June 25, making him the first Secretary of Defense to address the event in person.

According to LGBTQ Nation

A Pentagon spokesman told LGBTQ Nation on Wednesday that “Secretary Hagel looks forward to participating in this year’s DoD Pride event,” which is being organized by a group of Defense Department service members and civilians to celebrate LGBT Pride Month.

"Secretary Hagel believes that the open service of gays and lesbians make our armed forces stronger and that this month’s DoD Pride event is just one way we honor what these service members and LGBT civilians do for our country,” said Pentagon Press Secretary George Little.

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Good to see the Secretary, whose nomination as Secretary received some backlash based on past anti-gay comments, putting in the effort to make sure gay and lesbian servicemembers are honored for their efforts!