MEMORANDUM FOR SEE DISTRIBUTION

SUBJECT: Army Directive 2017-01(Implement Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and
Transgender Pride Month in the Military Equal Opportunity Program)

1. References:
a. Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 1020.02E (Diversity Management and
Equal Opportunity in the DoD), June 8, 2015 (Incorporating Change 1, Effective
November 29, 2016).

b. Army Regulation (AR) 600-20 (Army Command Policy), 6 November 2014.

2. This directive modifies AR 600-20, table 6-1, “Special commemorations and/or
ethnic observances timetable,” by adding the following event:

Month: June
Dates: 1–30
Observance: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month
Authority/comment: First Presidential Proclamation, June 2000

3. Senior commanders may, but are not required to, conduct Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
and Transgender Pride Month activities. Any such activities must be consistent with
AR 600-20, paragraph 6-18. As long as participation is consistent with mission
requirements, Soldiers are able to participate in nonofficial events related to Lesbian,
Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.

4. This directive is effective immediately and applies to the Active Army, Army National
Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and U.S. Army Reserve. This
directive is rescinded upon publication of this guidance in AR 600-20.

5. The Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) is the
proponent for this policy and will ensure it is incorporated into the next update of
AR 600-20.

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