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Military Members Will Dress Up In Uniform At Gay Pride Parade For the First Time

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We're sure that the San Diego pride parade has featured a lot of out-there costumes before but this year will be special: the Department of Defense decided to get involved in picking out active service members' outfits.

For the first time ever, 200 active duty members will be donning their uniforms in tomorrow's pride parade with the blessing of the Department, according to the Associated Press.

"My soul is on fire," said Sean Sala, who organized the military’s participation in the parade. He told the AP he wanted service members to wear their official uniform to show that they no longer have to hide. "They don't fight in T-shirts. They fight in uniforms. This is about showing who they are."

Military members, of course, can march in whatever parade they want, but this is the first time the department has approved of any active duty service members wearing their uniforms at any pride parade. The Defense Department told the AP that it made an exception because the event was getting national attention.

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