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Pride parade seeks active-duty servicemembers

After making history last year with the first active-duty military contingent in a Pride parade in the U.S., San Diego LGBT Pride is organizing an even bigger contingent for this year’s Pride event. The theme for this first post-DADT Pride is America’s Pride and it will be held July 20-22.

San Diego Pride stated on its Military Contingent: San Diego Pride 2012 Facebook page, “This year we want to support our LGBT servicemembers even more! Our theme this year is America’s Pride because equality is an American value. Honoring our servicemembers and veterans and LGBT military families is an important part of this message.”

America’s Pride main event highlights will be:

Friday, July 20 at 6 p.m.

Spirit of Stonewall Rally: Celebrating the LGBT victories of the last year including the repeal of DADT.

Saturday, July 21 at 11 a.m.

Pride parade: Featuring the active-duty military contingent.

Pride festival: Discounted active-duty tickets available at the festival site for half price.

Discounted travel can be found at

Participants wanting to walk in the military contingent in uniform can request to do so from their commanding officer.

Register at