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Air Force Says Drag Acts Symbolize Gay Pride
« on: August 10, 2013, 11:34:35 AM »

What followed was the brutal beating and jailing of several men dressed as women,” she said. “This is commonly accepted as the start of the gay rights movement in the United States.”

As a result of the Stonewall riots, Hodge said, “the wearing and performing in drag became a symbol of gay pride and unity.”

The Diversity Day celebration also featured a speech by Brigadier General Tammy Smith and included booths representing and honoring a number of ethnic heritages as well as an LGBT booth.

Smith became the first openly gay general after the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

An Army spokesman told Fox News that Smith was speaking from an outline and did not have a transcript of her remarks.

The Blaze obtained a partial video of her speech where she asked military personnel to be accepting of diverse cultures and lifestyles.

“I would ask you to also give space to people to be authentically who they are so that they have the opportunity to replace to move a little bit what might be a stereotype and replace it with who they ar

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