Gay Graduates Stepping Out At Air Force Academy

By: AP
By: AP
A gay and lesbian alumni group say they plan to fly a rainbow flag at its tailgate party before the Air Force football team takes the field to play Army.


DENVER (AP) -- Gay and lesbian Air Force Academy graduates plan to maintain a higher profile at events surrounding next month's home football game against Army now that "don't ask, don't tell" has been repealed.

A gay and lesbian alumni group called the Blue Alliance will display a rainbow flag and a Blue Alliance banner at its tailgate party before the Nov. 5 game on the academy campus north of Colorado Springs.

Greg Mooneyham, executive director of the Blue Alliance, said Tuesday that the academy's dean of faculty has accepted an invitation to attend the group's annual dinner on campus after the game.

An academy spokesman couldn't immediately confirm that the dean would attend.

The Pentagon formally lifted the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military last month.

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  • by Paul Location: C/S on Oct 26, 2011 at 03:49 AM
    This is so awesome. I think I will start a heterosexual rights group and show up to flaunt how straight I am. Of course that would be boring, because people like me would just sit there and enjoy themselves and not try to point out that they are straight and don't feel the need to bring attention to their sexual orientation. (Side note)Isn't it wonderful that you can throw out racial slurs and bad mouth people in this country, unless of course you happen to be a Christian Caucasian.
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      by I'll tell you what on Oct 30, 2011 at 11:35 AM in reply to Paul
      When you start being oppressed and discriminated against simply because of who you love maybe you'll be able to understand why someone would want to stand up and say "This is me!" This can be said for any "minority" group whether it be race, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • by Debbie Location: Monument on Oct 25, 2011 at 02:23 PM
    So happy for you--imagine, in Colorado Springs being who you were ment to be, and living it,,,,with all the red necks and republicans, what next???
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