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100 Sailors Leave Work to Celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- More than 80 Sailors and civilians took time away from their work and gathered aboard Naval Support Activity (NSA) Mid-South to participate in first observance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month June 27, at the installation.

The event, held in the NSA Mid-South Helmsman complex, was organized to celebrate the contributions of Sailors and service members who identify as LGBT and to recognize the importance and enriching role diversity plays in the nation, the Navy and among all who serve. .........

.......The event featured guest speakers including Navy Personnel Command Force Master Chief Leland E. Moore, Navy Recruiting Command Force Master Chief Earl Gray, and NSA Mid-South Command Master Chief Tuck Williams.

During his remarks, Moore said the day was about recognition of the ways gay, lesbian and bisexual Sailors have and will serve and contribute to our nation and Navy.