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For the first time in history, U.S. service members march in full uniform at gay pride

SAN DIEGO — To the cheers of a crowd estimated at over 200,000 spectators — many shouting “Thank you for your service” — for the first time in history on Saturday, members of the United States Armed Forces marched in full uniform in a gay pride parade.

Led by a Marine sergeant wearing her dress blue uniform and bearing the American flag, dozens of soldiers, sailors, and Marines marched alongside an Army truck decorated with a “Freedom to Serve” banner and a rainbow flag in the San Diego Pride Parade, joined by dozens more military personnel wearing T-shirts designating their branch of service.

The military contingent participating in today’s event, dubbed “America’s Pride,” included active duty members and veterans representing the Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force and Coast Guard. The flag bearer, Marine Sgt. Bris Holland, 30, has done two tours in Iraq. Behind her was her 7-year-old son, Kannon, and her partner, Jaxs Jacquez, 30.

“This is history,” said U.S. Navy Petty Officer Erica Tello. “Being able to wear our uniforms says that we really are equal, at last.”


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