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OutServe Magazine | July 4, 2013

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About Katie Miller

Katie Miller

Katie Miller

Katie Miller was a cadet ranked at the top of her class when she came out on national television and resigned from West Point, citing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." The Truman Scholar and Yale graduate is the youngest member on the OutServe-SLDN Board of Directors.

Posts By Katie Miller

OutServe Magazine Praises Memoir of Transgender Navy SEAL

June 4, 2013 |
Warrior Princess

This past weekend, Kristin Beck (formerly Chris Beck) released a memoir entitled Warrior Princess: A U.S. Navy SEAL’s Journey to Coming Out as Transgender. Beck was a member of the decorated SEAL Team 6, served 20 years in the Navy, and began her transition in 2011. The book is a riveting account of both her experience in the military and her process as coming out as transgender.

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Service Women Storm Capitol Hill

June 3, 2013 |
Service women storm Capitol Hill for the Truth and Justice Summit

Last month, the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN), an advocacy organization for female service members and veterans, held its second annual Truth and Justice Summit in Washington, D.C. The event brought together over 100 advocates, supporters, and sexual assault survivors to advocate for an end to sexual violence in the military. OutServe-SLDN was a proud organizational partner to the summit. Read More

From the Board: Shaping the Military Perspective on DOMA

March 26, 2013 |

If we are to honor the service of all our military families and maintain the finest fighting force this world has ever known, DOMA must be repealed.Read More

Military Reverses Course on HIV+ People Serving Overseas

November 19, 2012 | Comments
ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 5, 2008) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Michael Ousley draws blood from a patient to test for Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) during a physical health assessment aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is conducting carrier qualifications. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Andrew Skipworth

Navy Releases Major Updates to Service Member HIV Policy

By Katie Miller

This past year, the United States hosted the 19th International AIDS Conference for the first time since 1990. Read More

Uniform Wear at Events

July 27, 2012 |

This year, our country celebrated LGBT Pride season for the first time since the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) repeal was implemented. It was the first chance for service members to march in uniform at a Pride parade, yet overwhelmingly, military personnel did not seize the opportunity, with the exception of San Diego.Read More

Out of Step

March 29, 2012 |

Memoir of a Discharged Navy WAVE

By Katie Miller

“Out of Step” is the memoir of J. Lee Watton, a young woman from New Jersey enlisting in the Navy in 1965. Trained as a WAVE (an acronym for Women Accepted … Read More

The New DADT: The Military’s Ban on Transgender Service

January 31, 2012 | Comments

“Though OutServe boasts an impressive 51 regional chapters, a handful of chapters remain hidden from the public eye…for many of these service members, my interview was the first opportunity for them to share their experiences publicly.”Read More

Kate Clinton: An Interview with ‘Lady HAHA’

September 20, 2011 |


Miller: So what have you been up to these days? Clinton: Well, last night I attended a dinner for the National Center for Lesbian Rights. They do such great work, and since it was the night the … Read More

Equal Opportunity – The Bench: You’re the Judge

August 7, 2011 | Comments

Gays, EO, and the Protected Class Status: It’s not about the Unit-Level

In the midst of the DADT repeal implementation training, I am certain that many of you have noticed that gays and lesbians will not be receiving “protected class” status and therefore will not fall under the responsibility of the Equal Opportunity Department. Read More