AGLA proudly serves as a community resource for the men and women in our armed forces. With the Pentagon based in Arlington, AGLA is a wonderful resource for troops who are coming out of the closet as a result of DADT. According to Wikipedia, approximately 28,000 military and civilian employees and about 3,000 non-defense support personnel work in the Pentagon. On September 20, 2011, AGLA celebrated the repeal of DADT with other community groups at a karaoke party at Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant. This received a lot of press coverage.
For many years AGLA observed Veteran’s Day with a public ceremony placing a memorial wreath at the grave site of Sgt. Leonard Matlovich, a pioneer in the effort to allow gays and lesbians to serve opening in the military. Read an informative news story about the service. If you would like to volunteer for helping with AGLA’s military outreach, please email firstname.lastname@example.org