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LGBT Veterans In Boston Parade

By Charlotte Robinson, November 11, 2014
Four years after the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010 LGBT veterans will be included in Boston's annual Veterans Day parade. OutVets which is a recently-formed nonpartisan & nonpolitical group based in Boston expects between 10 to 30 people to march in today’s event sporting polo shirts & baseball caps. The parade route begins in Boston Common & passes City Hall & historic Faneuil Hall. OutVets spokesman Ryan McGill stated that the Suffolk County Council of the American Legion which coordinates the parade with the city has embraced the group with “open arms & strong support.” Bryan Bishop, OutVets founder stated, “For the first time in our nation’s history, gay service members & veterans are playing on a more level playing field. And it is time we recognize those individuals who not only served under fire in a war or conflict but simultaneously fought a war of ideals with the very nation they were fighting & in some cases dying, to protect.” Boston Mayor Martin Walsh called OutVets’ participation a “groundbreaking historical moment.” The Boston Veterans Day Parade begins at 1P on Tremont & Boylston Streets & the first Annual OUTVETS Veterans Day Reception begins at 3:30P to 5:30P at Club CafĂ© 209 Columbus Avenue in Boston. Come meet OUTVETS & celebrate & honor all of our Veterans & their families & Allies.
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