By: Shannon Ralph
OutServe, the association of actively-serving gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender military personnel, today released the latest edition of OutServe Magazine. The edition features 101 actively-serving military members identified by name, rank, and duty station. Their photos are highlighted in the magazine.
“We could not be more proud of this magazine and the opportunity it gives us to educate and inform all service members —gay and straight—about who we really are,” said Air Force 1st Lt. Josh Seefried, co-director of OutServe who until now was known by the pseudonym “JD Smith.” “There is so much misinformation out there about the LGBT community and as we begin a new day for the American military, OutServe Magazine will be a a vehicle to tell our stories and a way of helping all of us understand each other better. As of today, we can speak up for ourselves honestly, so the troops on either side of us can understand, we have more in common than you might think.”
OutServe is the association of actively serving LGBT military personnel that launched on July 26, 2010. With more than 4,000 members and 40-plus chapters worldwide, it is one of the largest LGBT employee resource groups in the world. OutServe works to support a professional network of LGBT military personnel and create an environment of respect in the military with regard to sexual orientation and gender identity.
OutServe Magazine is free and can be downloaded at www.outserve.com. The magazine will also be available at selected Air Force and Army base exchanges.