29 Jun '17, 3pm

#USSTruxtun Sailors celebrate #PrideMonth

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (NNS) -- The Cultural Diversity Education Team (CDET) aboard USS Truxtun (DDG 103) hosted a program on the ship's mess decks to celebrate Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, June 23. The program covered the history of LGBT rights. Pride Month commemorates the events of June 1969 in New York known as the Stonewall riots, which are largely regarded as the beginning of the LGBT rights movement, and works to achieve equal justice and equal opportunity for LGBT Americans. "Some people have misconceptions about the LGBT community and it was great that this program was able to dispel those misconceptions," said Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Daija Brown. The Department of Defense has chosen "Pride in all who serve" as the theme for this year's observance. CDET Sailors briefed those in attendance on the history of Pride Month and influe...

Full article: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=101214

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