Despite predictions to the contrary, in the nine months since "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was repealed, the military hasn't devolved into an orgiastic same-sex free for all. It's almost like homosexual troops just wanted benefits for significant others and the freedom to stop introducing their partner as their "roommate" at parties. The Defense Department is in a celebratory mood, so it's planning an event to mark June as gay pride month. The military already honors Black History Month and Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, but this will be the first event to recognize gay and lesbian troops. The details are still being worked out, but we say an open bar is a must. If anyone deserves a drink it's these folks.
Photo: MARIA BELEN PEREZ GABILONDO/2009 AFP