Norwich University, the oldest private military academy in the country held its first gay pride festivities and events in the history of the school.
The Associated Press reported "condom Olympics" and "queer prom" were just a few of the names of the events held at the military school that consists of 1,300 cadets and 1,100 civilian students.
The organized events were planned by the gay student club at the school, who felt comfortable in establishing the group in response to the end of "Don't Ask, don't Tell" military policy.
Though there has been a new openness of sexuality in the atmosphere of the school, the San Francisco Chronicle noted that members of Norwich's Christian Fellowship have expressed their conflicting viewpoints. Still they have managed to work together in creating a nonjudgmental environment.