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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 042-12
June 25, 2012

DOD to Host Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month Event

            The Defense Department will host a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month event on June 26, 2012, from 1-2 p.m. EDT in the Pentagon Auditorium, Room BH650. Defense Department General Counsel Jeh Johnson will be the keynote speaker.

            Johnson will be followed by a moderated panel discussion entitled, “The Value of Open Service and Diversity.”

            While intended for DoD service members and civilian personnel, media are permitted to cover the event.

            Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance only, and must have press credentials.  Plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the event and bring proof of press affiliation and two forms of photo identification.  Media interested in covering the event must call 703-697-5131 for escort.