by Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender News Network
114,000 were discharged from World War II through September 2011, when DADT was repealed. Many were treated as felons and banned from voting and collecting unemployment and veterans benefits. Many were discriminated against when seeking employment or housing.
Unveiled in 2011, the wall recognizes LGBT veterans with ties to San Diego who have taken the oath to serve our country and have done so honorably, and with distinction, acting as role models in advancing equality.
Following a historic week of marriage equality victories, the Navy, Region Southwest has authorized active duty Navy servicemembers under its command to wear their uniforms in the San Diego LGBT Pride Parade on Saturday, July 13 at 11 am.