Gay military magazine to hit newsstands in wake of DADT repealOnline Only, Top Highlights Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
The official repeal of the military’s discriminatory ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ (DADT) policy will take effect September 20, and in wake of the dismissal, gay servicemembers can expect to find a new gay magazine hitting the stands of military exchange stores nationwide.
The magazine dubbed OutServe has already produced editions of the print publications according to their site. Now, service members may enjoy their freedom to declare their sexual orientation openly, in addition to subscribing to publications such as these without interference or recourse from the U.S. government.
“This marks an incredible time in the history of our military. Gay, lesbian, and bisexual servicemembers once had to conceal their true identities. By featuring their pictures and their stories, we are signaling that time has passed. It is time for these military members to be honored for their extraordinary commitment and sacrifice in defense of our country,” said JD Smith, co-director of OutServe.
The inaugural issue will feature over 100 military personnel who have up until now made their sexuality unknown amidst the soon-to-be defunct DADT policy.
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