And so the rot starts... I'm glad in a way that I'm too old and knackered to be in the military if the current crop of people allow this kind of thing to go on. I don't mind if homosexuals & lesbians serve in the military (they have been for years) but there's something that rubs me the wrong way to see them prancing down the street under The Rainbow Banner and wearing the uniforrm of my country. Wrong is wrong. Troops march in San Diego's gay pride parade JULIE WATSON From Associated Press July 16, 2011 2:33 PM EDT SAN DIEGO (AP) More than 200 active duty troops and war veterans waving small American flags alongside rainbow banners are marching in San Diego's gay pride parade. It's believed to be the first time an identifiable group of active duty troops has participated in such an event in the U.S. Thousands lining the parade route were applauding the marchers Saturday. The troops and vets were wearing T-shirts advertising their branches of service, and one woman carried a sign that read: "Proudly served in silence for nine years." The march comes a day after a federal appeals court ordered the military to temporarily continue its "don't ask, don't tell" policy. But there was one major caveat: The government can't investigate or penalize anyone who is openly gay. Pentagon officials have said they expect the ban to be officially lifted soon. Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. What do you expect out of California, Land of the Fruits and Nuts. (Kind of expected it to be San Francisco though and not San Diego) I refuse to participate in any diversity bs such as "Gay Pride Week" that will probably show up sooner or later in my Army. Where's that black armband I had?