Gay pride flag raised at US base gets jeered, cheered
The United States military has reportedly launched an investigation into the appearance of the rainbow-striped gay pride flag that flew over an army base in Afghanistan. Three pictures of the flag raising were posted on the Wipeout Homophobia Facebook page and, although the photos haven't been verified as being recent or even for real, they're unsurprisingly the source of debate. The uberconservative Family Research Council has condemned the gesture as "uncomfortable" and "a headscratcher," while the Maddow Blog says it's an example of the military's "extraordinary progress on gay rights." But several Instinct Magazine commenters say the biggest issue isn't the flag itself, but the lack of authorization to fly it.