The California National Guard Announces Recruitment Booths At San Francisco Pride

32We never thought we’d live to see the day the American military would set up shop between two booths selling dildos and designer underwear, but that’s exactly what’s going to happen at this year’s San Francisco Pride festival.

For the first time since the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, the California National Guard plans to have a static presence at this weekend’s festivities in San Francisco. With over one million people expected to attend the annual march, The San Francisco Chronicle reports that recruiters from the CNG and openly gay soldiers will be on hand to “answer questions about life in uniform” at two separate booths.

Last year, the CNG sponsored similar recruiting opportunities at Pride festivals in San Diego and Los Angeles.

“At the end of the day, we’re a community-based organization, too,” said Capt. Shannon Terry. “So we need to look like our community.”

Hopefully the boys manning these booths won’t be too cute. A man in uniform could sucker us into signing up for anything…

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  • Dakotahgeo

    WOW!!! Now THAT’S progress! YESSSSSSS!!!

  • jeff4justice

    As if suicide rates among gays aren’t high enough.

  • Homophile


    Tell us more!

  • jeff4justice

    @Homophile: Where to begin? Since Queerty seems to flag posts with numerous links I’ll just share the headline, you’ll have to look up the link

    Baffling Rise in Suicides Plagues the U.S. Military – NY Times
    Suicides Outpacing War Deaths for Troops – NY Times
    Army Suicides: The Most Alarming and Tragically Hidden Secret in America – policymic
    Military Suicide Epidemic: More U.S. Soldiers Have Killed Themselves Than Died on Battlefield in 2012 – democracynow
    Support the troops? Read veteran Daniel Somers’ viral suicide note – washingtontimes

    And how about sex abuse?

    In Debate Over Military Sexual Assault, Men Are Overlooked Victims – NY Times
    Joint Chiefs’ Answers on Sex Crimes Dismay Senators – NY Times
    Documentary has become military’s unofficial training video against sexual assault – tennessean

    Hopefully the pro-Bradley Manning group will protest them.

  • FairyQing

    @jeff4justice: I totally agree, plus there is nothing to celebrate in the assimilation of queer movement

  • Dakotahgeo

    Ah yes… the twin teabaggers:


    You might want to keep up with the present news. Military suicides have nothing whatsoever to do with GLBT military personnel. More right wing extremist myths.
    Find another dead bone to gnaw on.

  • FairyQing

    @Dakotahgeo: lol ur funny
    Jeff didn’t say LGBT CAUSE suicides. I say LGBT have a lot of suicides, as soldiers do. LGBT soldiers mean double stress.

    And no Jeff seams to be liberal
    I am libertarian
    I like LGBT
    I don’t like the military
    and I think LGBT have no need to fight the stupid wars, that straight ->rightwing<- idiots make all over the world to fight their closet monsters.

    I'd prefer to see all soldiers making hot porn instead of murders ^_^

  • Dakotahgeo

    @FairyQing: Yes, that I can accept. My apologies to you both. These right wing extremists are getting to me. Kudos!

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