Ashe Brasch didnt want to be interviewed or photographed for this story. But her best friend, Shannan Muench, told her that she had to. This dynamic isnt new to them: the often outgoing Shannan encouraging the sometimes reserved Ashe into areas where Ashe is less comfortable. Their friendship started during their time in the US Army, when Ashe reported to Shannan, her first sergeant. Now, they both work at Microsoft. Today, Ashe is visiting Shannan in Seattle to kick off Pride at Microsoft...

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