SAN DIEGO: Naval Base Coronado Nominates Gay Man As Military Spouse Of The Year [VIDEO]

San Diego’s ABC affiliate reports:

For the first time, the military spouse of the year nominee at Naval Base Coronado is gay. “I was the kid who didn’t want to be gay,” Brian Alvarado said. “I was scared.” But, there was no denying it. He met his husband, Matthew Alvarado, online two years ago. Matthew has been an active duty sailor for the past 17 years. “I’m proud that he put his head down and he did his work,” Brian said. “He got his job done and he served his country, and he made it about the Navy and not about himself for 15 years … It is joyful that now he can have both — with his head up.”

Coronado has a military and civilian workforce of 36,000 and is the largest employer in San Diego County.