Gay Students Graduate Openly at Military Academies

Sunday, 27 May 2012 01:52 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — For the first time, gay students at the nation's major military academies have been able to openly participate in major school events, now that "don't ask, don't tell" has been repealed.

U.S. Naval Academy students were able to openly take a same-sex date to the academy's Ring Dance. The U.S. Air Force Academy officially recognized a club for gay students this month. Gay cadets at the U.S. Military Academy are relieved they no longer have to worry about revealing their sexuality.

Students and gay alumni also say the repeal is creating professional benefits by opening doors to mentorship possibilities with senior military personnel that were harder for students to know about previously.

The "don't ask, don't tell" policy was repealed in September.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Democrats Created Impeachment Panic

Friday, 01 Aug 2014 10:22 AM

Republicans and Democrats are consumed in a vicious debate over which party wants to talk about impeachment more. . . .

AP Poll: Less Than Half Think Obama Handling Foreign Policy Well

Friday, 01 Aug 2014 09:51 AM

Foreign policy used to be a bright spot in Americans' dimming opinion of President Barack Obama. Not anymore. Associated . . .

Pot Brownies, Edibles Coming Under Tough New Guidelines

Friday, 01 Aug 2014 09:45 AM

It will soon be easier for people in Colorado who consume pot brownies and other marijuana-laced edibles to know how muc . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved