Gay Military Magazine To Land At Army And Air Force Bases, Just In Time For The Repeal of DADT

According to The Washington Post, OutServe Magazine, a bi-monthly publication that highlights the much un-appreciated contributions of LGBT military personnel, will hit the shelves at Army and Air Force bases on September 20, the same day the Pentagon will finally revoke Don't Ask Don't Tell, allowing LGBT patriots to serve their country without discrimination ordering them to keep their sexuality quiet.  

Alongside LGBT persons' newfound ability to serve openly, the magazine's presence on Army and Air Force bases will give LGBT servicemen and women  some added support, recognizing them as heros not only for their military service, but also for their bravery in coming out in what is likely to be a hostile environment. Hopefully, as both military and civilians hostile to the LGBT community are forced to face their LGBT comrades and servicemen, America will recognize the astounding contributions of the LGBT community, especially in the military, where they selflessly serve a country that does not always serve them. 

The magazine, OutServe, is a non-profit organization published by quiet LGBT active duty service members.  According to OutServe, there are more than 4,000 active duty LGBT members participating in four chapters of the group. And now, finally, after twenty years of sealed lips, their voices will be heard. Making up for lost time, OutServe will work to magnify them.  

AlterNet / By Kristen Gwynne

Posted at August 30, 2011, 9:45am

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