14. In 1993 “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) became the official U.S. Army policy. DADT prohibited LGBT service members from disclosing their sexuality. The Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act became law on December 22, 2010.
15. The Pentagon held its first gay pride event in 2012, following the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repeal Act. The event included reflections on DADT by members of the military.