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U.S. Military Holds LGBT Pride Event In Kandahar, Afghanistan (Video)


LGBT Pride in Afghanistan

U.S. troops deployed to Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan this week held the first Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender Pride event to be observed in a deployed environment.

The Pentagon also held a LGBT Pride Month ceremony on Tuesday, one day before the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as between a heterosexual couple.

During the Pentagon ceremony, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said:

"Our nation has always benefited from the service of gay and lesbian soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Coast Guardsmen, and Marines. Now they can serve openly, with full honor, integrity and respect. This makes our military and our nation stronger, much stronger."

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aacyjemael | July 5, 2013 at 3:36 p.m. ― 3 years, 8 months ago

Our soldiers are told not to have bibles in the open or crosses on the doors of their buildings because they are trying to win the “hearts and minds” of the Afghan people YET openly displaying homosexuality is somehow lost in that argument, they have NO credibility! I believe that the muslim religion is against homosexuality (even though many of their men do practice it). I was appalled at the statement the soldier at the end made when he said “they want to leave all positive qualities of what America is like” in referring to homosexuality! That is what we want to leave in the minds of Afghani’s about America? My son's blood was spilled on Afghan soil fighting for this country and the promotion of homosexuality is the legacy we want to leave Afghan's..REALLY????

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