Why take offense? Good grief.
The academies are about fitting in, not standing out. I did not presume, simply advised. I know it's 2017. Many things are acceptable today that weren't when I grew up. Fencers mother said it pretty well.
I'm going to pick at this post too. There's a difference between fitting in and hiding who you are, for fear of "flaunting." Sure, conformity is big here, and you have to be a team player. But diversity of thought, backgrounds, and yes, even sexual orientation are part of what makes the Cadet Wing unique. I can think of a handful of people who never met someone of a different race before coming to the academy, and I think for those cadets especially, knowing that there are different people around them is important to their development as future officers.
If the academy was afraid of people "flaunting" who they are, we probably wouldn't have:
-religious groups that sometimes advertise to the entire wing
-diversity clubs/affinity organizations that periodically host events for the whole wing (ie, Pacific Rim club)
-speakers from all walks of life that come in for major conferences or evening briefings (ie, NCLS)
You know, I've never thought of receiving an invitation to a SPIRE event as someone "flaunting" their religion-and I'm looking at a facebook invite I received last week to one. It's okay to have a personal identity other than "cadet."
source: 3.5 years of actual experience at the actual Air Force Academy