West Point Cadets Attend GLAAD Event

Last night GLAAD held a fundraiser in Manhattan, where the usual coterie of stars from television, movies, fashion, and nightlife worked the red carpet. But the real buzz in the press pit was over the attendance of a group of West Point cadets and their officer handlers. I pulled aside GLAAD’s Seth Adam to congratulate him on the nice surprise. Adam said, “Joe, they’re here on their own and bought their own tickets!” What a difference a couple of years can make.  In the center rear above is Major Howie Titzel, the head of Spectrum, West Point’s gay-straight alliance. In the rear on the left is John Pendergast, who teaches Russian at West Point and is a longtime JMG reader. (I’ll have a proper slideshow later today from JMG photographer Dr. Jeff, but this photo is from my little digicam.)