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OutServe Magazine | October 28, 2012

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2012 February

OutServe-SLDN Taps Trans Veteran as Executive Director

October 25, 2012 | Jonathan Mills

Activist and veteran Allyson Robinson will be the new executive director of OutServe-SLDN, the newly combined organization announced today as they kicked off their annual conference here.

POTUS Debates: Where’s DOMA?

October 22, 2012 | Jeremy Johnson

Without DOMA’s demise, military same-gender families will continue to bear an extra financial burden and have to jump through hoops to be a part of the larger military family. They will pay out of pocket for moving their family during a PCS. They will continue to be denied access to military healthcare, base facilities, and certain support services available only to military spouses.

Fashion: Trending Hairstyles in Uniform

October 22, 2012 | Joshua Ladner

When you hit basic and give your life to over becoming a service member, your personal style may rest on the back burner, getting into the same old high and tight and basic bun. While these styles are easy to maintain and quick to achieve, they hardly let your personal style show through.

Trans is not a Mental Illness

October 22, 2012 | Brynn Tannehill
DSM5 for dummies

If the U.S. government was and is willing to trust Lynn and Amanda with the highest levels of decision making and responsibility for national security, why is it also unwilling to trust a gender dysphoric culinary specialist third class with making sloppy joes?

Coming Out: Honoring the Dead

October 12, 2012 | Jeremy Johnson

I refused to be another victim. Something stirred in me and while it took close to 10 years to get up the guts to come out to my parents – I decided with Pamela’s death that I wouldn’t be the gay family member who was the open secret.

Register to Vote Now!

October 11, 2012 | OutServeMag

It’s not too late to register to vote! Though some states have already closed registration, 26 states still have open registration – but you have to hurry! Here’s an easy way to make sure your vote is counted.

Coming Out… As an ally.

October 11, 2012 | OutServeMag

I certainly wasn’t perfect as a young Marine. We were all wet behind the ears and impressionable at some point or another. With certain things I tended to go with the flow and do and act and have the opinions that I was told to have.

“It Still Is Not Safe, David.”

October 10, 2012 | OutServeMag

Each chaplain I spoke with said almost the same thing: they would be willing to share their experience with me, and open to my writing in their stead, but they were not willing to write even an anonymous article for fear of it being connected back to them.

Coming Out: The Day I Stood Up

October 9, 2012 | OutServeMag

My platoon all looked at me and gave me that nod with a smile that said to me, “Go for it man, it’s the right time.” So I hesitated for a minute and then I raised my hand high.

Coming Out: A Winding Road

October 8, 2012 | OutServeMag

When we’d talk, I’d leave out the parts of my life that were truly making me happy, and I’d add in white lies when I did talk about my girlfr… err… “friend.”