Reader proud about openly gay military

Hopes friend in military gets back home safely after mission

What a great Pride Week it was in Victoria. Every year I find something more to be proud of.

My very good friend, Kent, an openly gay man who has served with the Canadian Armed Forces for more than 25 years, left in late June (missing Pride) to serve in  Kabul, Afghanistan for one year.

Not that many years ago, a gay man would not be openly serving in the forces. Now they join arms with all shapes and shades of Canadians, helping countries find peace within and with their neighbours.

I know that many in the community, including myself, hold such pride for you and other GLBTs (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual) serving us in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Come back safe…Everyone.

Colin Craig

Saanich

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