08 Jun '13, 1am

CFB #Edmonton 1st base to raise gay-pride flag #lgbtNews #military Canada

CFB #Edmonton 1st base to raise gay-pride flag #lgbtNews #military Canada

In what is being called a first in Canada, a rainbow-coloured gay-pride flag was raised at an Alberta military base today during a ceremony attended by senior officers and civilian members of the LGBT community. Master Warrant Officer John McDougall, 47, made the request for the flag-raising a few weeks ago through the military chain of command at Canadian Forces Base Edmonton. A gay-pride flag is raised as Master Warrant Officer John McDougall and GLBT activist Murray Billet look on. (CBC) McDougall, who is a company sergeant-major in a field medical unit, said he was surprised when his request was quickly granted. "I expected [to hear] no, the the timeline is going to be too short, or perhaps the appetite isn't quite there. I could not be more surprised, more impressed and more pleased." He said times have changed since he joined the army as a private 23 years ago. "This...

Full article: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2013/06/07/e...

Tweets

Service Alert: There will be detours on the WP/...

dccirculator.com 07 Jun '13, 6pm

At just $1 and with buses arriving every 10 minutes, the Circulator provides daily bus service on five convenient routes t...

Man in Afghan army uniform shoots, kills 3 Amer...

stripes.com 08 Jun '13, 1pm

KABUL – Three Americans were killed Saturday when a man in an Afghan National Army uniform turned his weapon on them, capp...

UPDATED: Man in #Afghan army uniform shoots, ki...

stripes.com 08 Jun '13, 6pm

KABUL – Three Americans were killed Saturday when a man in an Afghan National Army uniform turned his weapon on them, capp...