US troops take part in LGBT Pride Month reception at US Embassy in Tokyo

COURTESY SAM MORSE

Repost from Stars and Stripes

TOKYO — Master Sgt. Marc Maschhoff revels in the turns his life has taken in the last year.

Last summer, Maschhoff had to keep his sexuality a secret or risk being kicked out of the Air Force.

On Monday, he was happily introducing his boyfriend to diplomats and politicians from around the world as the U.S. ambassador to Japan held a reception in honor of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month.

“I can’t believe I’ve been in the Air Force 23 years living in secret, hiding who I am,” Maschhoff said before heading to the reception, which was closed to the media, “and now I’m invited to a reception by the emissary of the president of the United States.” Continue Reading.

1 Response to “US troops take part in LGBT Pride Month reception at US Embassy in Tokyo”


  1. 1 dont ask dont tell June 17, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    What a sad day for this nation and the world. We (the USA as a nation) will pay an enormous price for this blatant, “in your face” attitude on such despicable actions and I fear that this fact will prove itself in the near future by the failure of this nation to be successful in it’s military might and position. You don’t have to like what you read here but you will see this fact come to fruition. Don’t believe it? Read the Bible.


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