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Military academies hold first gay pride events


NORTHFIELD, Vt. -- At the beginning of the school year, gay pride events at a military academy with titles like "condom Olympics" and "queer prom" would have been unthinkable. This week, they're a reality.

Cadets in uniform at Norwich University, the nation's oldest private military academy, participated Monday in sessions about handling bullying and harassment as part of the school's first gay pride week. The events are believed to be the first of their kind on a military campus.

Just over six months after the end of the "don't ask, don't tell" rule that prohibited gays and lesbians from serving openly in the armed forces, it's a different - and less secretive - world.

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Nowadays military schools are organizing gay pride week event in order to bring gay and transgender in society level. There are lots of people whoa re taking part in this event. This event is organizing in military campus. http://www.militaryschool.net/

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