• On June 2, 2000, President Bill Clinton issued Proclamation No. 7316 for the first Gay and Lesbian Pride Month to recognize contributions made by LGBT.
• In 2008, Anthony Loverde had been a staff sergeant for seven years when he was discharged under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy after telling his commander that he was gay. In May 2012, he reentered the Air Force becoming the second person and first gay Airman to return to active duty since the DADT policy was repealed.
• On December 22, 2010, the DADT Repeal Act became law and was fully implemented of the Act occurred in September 2011 and LGB military members could then serve openly with honor and integrity.
• Effective March 27, 2015, the Family and Medical Leave Act extended coverage to all legally married same-sex couples to take FMLA leave to provide care for spouse.
Due to the current environment with COVID-19 and social distancing, Pride Month will be celebrated throughout the month and posted to the 88th Air Base Wing Facebook page at