5/19/2012 – An All New World – the Class of 2013 Ring Dance

Dancing in Dahlgren Hall
(photo courtesy Lucky Bag)

2012 was not the first year for same-sex couples to attend the Naval Academy Ring Dance, but those who attended in the years past, before the repeal of the law known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” only did so “flying under the radar.”

At least seven second class midshipmen amongst those who already identity as gay or lesbian in the class of 2013 attended this year’s event in Dahlgren Hall. They were joined by members of the USNA Class of ’63, their “link in the chain.”

11th Company on a Yard walkabout
before the Naval Academy Ring Dance

Take a look at a typical company pre-dance photograph to the right. What is so delightful to behold in this the otherwise typical company photo is that one couple is really no different than the others, unimaginable acceptance a generation ago.

There is more to learn about the evening. USNA Out members, please log in to read a first hand account of this wonderful evening shared by one of the members from the class of 2013 who attended the dance with his civilian boyfriend. As one of the same sex couples to openly attend their Ring Dance with their “link in the chain” Class of ’63, they are fulfill the USNA Out mission of “changing lives and minds of alumni and midshipmen.”

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upcoming 8/26/2012 – Annapolis 10 Miler

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Annapolis 10M 2008

USNA Out at the Annapolis
Ten Mile Run in 2008

Registration began 1 May for the Annapolis 10 Mile run.

Direct weblink to the registration pages: http://annapolisstriders.org/2012/a10/a102012infoA.htm

Since this is a great race registration fills up usually within 10 days, so sign ASAP once registration begins. It is well supported from the race directors, the town of Annapolis and the mids. The shirt for the finishers looks great and worth the price of running 10 miles. (Check out our jackets–festive!)

USNA Out members, please log in for our members only information and let me know when you do register or if you would like to participate in a supporting role as cheerleader or tailgater.

More information about this race is on the Annapolis Striders website.

See you in Annapolis,
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