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Nathaniel Boehme is currently serving with the Air National Guard out of Portland, but on Sunday he will make history when he becomes the first active-duty gay military member, with permission from the Pentagon, to march in uniform in Seattle’s Pride Parade.
Boehme enlisted just six days before the September 11 terror attack, and for years he served quietly as a gay man.
“In my time in Iraq I served under ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ and I had to, much like many of my colleagues had to serve in silence,” Boehme said.
“I honestly cried a little bit. I teared up. And for me personally, again, as a …
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