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OutServe Magazine | October 22, 2014

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Hormone Replacement Therapy + A Tale of Two Islands

January 2, 2013 | Comments
Green Bay, Protaras Cyprus, is an awesome dive site with year-round ideal conditions. There are a few sunken manmade statues ideal for underwater phtography.

Cyprus in the Mediterranean, and Vanuatu, in the South Pacific, are a literally a world apart from each other. What do these places have in common? In short, the answer is drugs, the kind transgender people desperately need for transitions but often are unable to obtain through normal channels. Read about the difficulty in legally obtaining Hormone Replacement Therepy and the ease of it through these two countries.Read More

TransParent: Families, Gender, and Transition

December 11, 2012 | Comments
Family of three

“There are no right or wrong answers. Just your own.” Trans families face a unique set of challenges but one thing is for sure: they are fathers, mothers, daughters and sons, husbands and wives – facing challenges together and doing their best to love and care for each other, just like any family. Read More

Cover Story: Allyson Robinson

December 3, 2012 | Comments
Allyson Robinson, her wife Danyelle and their four children at their home in Maryland. Photo taken by Jo Ann Santangelo for her multimedia essay, Proud to Serve: Portraits of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Veterans.

“We need to continue to press for equity of benefits for all of our service members … Many of these benefits can be given with the stroke of a pen, right now.”Read More

A Time for Listening

October 31, 2012 |
"I listened to three very courageous women veterans tell us what it was like to be transgender in and out of uniform."

I listened to three very courageous women, veterans, tell us what it was like to be transgender in AND out of uniform. I listened more than I have in a long time and the stories were overwhelming. It was too much to take in all at once, but I couldn’t get enough.Read More

The Cross-Dressing Straw Man

October 30, 2012 | Comments

The military has accepted cross-dressers, drag performers, and genetic women who dress like guys for a long time… in fact, it’s something of a tradition. They aren’t being kicked out for it, don’t have hard time figuring out what uniform to wear, how to wear it, or what personal grooming standards apply. And for people who are permanently transitioning between genders, there are many ways to comply with the standards of care, while maintaining uniform and grooming standards.Read More

OutServe-SLDN Taps Trans Veteran as Executive Director

October 25, 2012 | Comments

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.Read More

Trans is not a Mental Illness

October 22, 2012 | Comments
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?Read More

Coming Out: Muted Reflections

October 5, 2012 | Comments

Part of a series of guest blogs for “National Coming Out Day 2012″ (October 11th) focusing on personal experiences related to revelations about sexual orientation. In this entry, OutServe contributor Brynn Tannehill offers a surprising and wholly unique look at open service and coming out.

By Brynn Tannehill

Despite leaving the Navy two Read More

A Year After DADT: Transgender & Transformation

September 19, 2012 | Comments
Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy

Photo courtesy of U.S. NavyPart of a series of guest blogs reflecting on the first anniversary of the formal repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

By Brynn Tannehill

I am a transgender woman who was in the Navy and the Naval Reserves for 13 years, and spent an additional four years at the Naval Academy. I remained deeply closeted throughout my time in service. I never found Read More

Leave No One Behind

September 12, 2012 | Comments
Leave No One Behind

A Plea from One Transgender Veteran to not Forget Her Community

By Brynn Tannehill

One year has passed since the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT), and it is, rightly, a time for celebrating. Service members kicked out under DADT have returned to active duty. The Pentagon held Pride Month ceremonies. Pictures of lesbian and gay service Read More