Hagel Hosts Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month Event at Pentagon

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel introduces Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to President Barack Obama, as the keynote speaker at the Defense Department's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month event at the Pentagon, June 25, 2013. Since the repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law, the Defense Department and the military have become stronger, Hagel said. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel shakes hands with Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to President Barack Obama, after introducing her as the keynote speaker at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month Event at the Pentagon, June 25, 2013.   DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to President Barack Obama, delivers the keynote speech at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month event at the Pentagon, June 25, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to President Barack Obama, recognizes Army Brig. Gen. Tammy Smith, the first openly lesbian general in the U.S. military, and her wife, Tracey Hepner, at the Defense Department's  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month event at the Pentagon, June 25, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel listens to Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to President Barack Obama, deliver the keynote address at the Defense Department's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month event at the Pentagon, June 25, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Acting Air Force Secretary Eric Fanning, the most senior openly gay appointee in the Department of Defense, speaks at the Defense Department's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month event at the Pentagon, June 25, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, center, walks with Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to President Barack Obama, right, and acting Air Force Secretary Eric Fanning, left, after the Defense Department's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month event at the Pentagon, June 25, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo