Gay Sergeant Back In United States For Holiday

Darren Manzella Comes Home!

It’s a very happy holiday for out sergeant Darren Manzella! Servicemembers Legal Defense Network tell us that the openly gay sergeant returned home to the United States yesterday:

Sergeant Manzella arrived back in the United States yesterday with his unit, returning from a long tour in Kuwait. He got back to his base in the States yesterday, safe and sound.

As you can imagine, his CBS appearance on Sunday has caused quite the buzz among his fellow troops, but Darren reports to SLDN that he’s received an overwhelmingly positive response from many people – both inside and out of the armed forces – who have contacted him to offer support and congratulations. (And we’ve been passing along your messages to Darren, too. You can still email him at [email protected])

Now, of course, Darren’s thoughts are turning to the upcoming holidays. And, we’re happy to report, it looks like he’ll likely be able to spend Christmas at home with parents and siblings, who are all immensely proud of him.

That warms the cockles of our heart.