Ann Foster

San Diego sailor invited to White House ceremony marking gay pride month

SAN DIEGO – A sailor stationed in San Diego who started the first-ever military LGBT support group has been invited to attend a June 15 reception at the White House to mark Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Ann Foster enlisted in the Navy less than two years ago and while she was training in Chicago, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was repealed. She got permission from her commanding officer to start a support group for gay servicemembers.