June 30, 2022
Freedom to be yourself; U.S. Air Force captain shows the importance of pride month
JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. —
In 1993, the Department of Defense enacted Directive 1304.26, better known as the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. Military law stated service members could no longer ask another service member about their sexual orientation or reveal their own sexual orientation. The policy allowed “homosexual or bisexual” members to serve, but only if they were silent.