First Grads since ‘Don’t ask, Don’t tell’ repeal

Keywords: us air force, gay cadets, dont ask dont tell


The U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado recently held their 2012 Commencement Ceremony, including the first group of openly gay cadets since the official repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ back in September 2011.     The spirits were high, and all of the cadets they interviewed in the video all had nothing but praise about the event.



The only thing that throws me off in this video, is the reporters reference to the Gay Cadets as a “batch”.   A batch? that was the best word you could come up with?  I’m not even trying to be dramatic here haha, I find it more funny than anything.   No matter what the circumstances may be, no group of human beings should ever be referred to as a “batch”, even if the definition does lend itself to it.


Make me a batch of cookies.  Oops I burnt this batch of biscuits. Congrats to that batch of gay people…. just doesn’t have the same ring to it, ya know?

  • You’re overreacting. They were cadets, they were treated like shit for four years. They weren’t treated as people the majority of their fourth class year (freshman year). Collectively, they are a batch of cadets, and now a batch of 2dlt’s.

    May 25 2012