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OutServe Magazine | June 30, 2015

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Air Force Issues New LGBT Guidance to Chaplains

September 3, 2013 |

The chaplain’s memo seems to begin and end with a commitment to honoring LGBT service members and their families…yet some of the guidance issued seems to alienate some LGBT couples based on the sole discretion of various endorsing agencies.Read More

Meet the Evans-Nethers Family

June 5, 2013 | Comments
The Evans-Nethers Family (L to R): Emma, Zachary, Marshall, Taylor and Marley Photo: Tatjana Plitt //

As we move forward in our fight for full equality in our military, it is important to put faces with names and share the stories of the families being affected by the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Our military families are important to us all, as they are the backbone of support to the service member serving to ensure our rights and freedom. OutServe Magazine first met Zachary Evans-Nethers when he volunteered to be on our staff. His ability to manage family life, a full-time job, and volunteer for us, all while pursuing a doctoral degree, amazed us! Zachary is a Captain in the U.S. Army and is married to Marshall. They have two beautiful daughters, Taylor, 11, and Emma, 6, and an adorable dog named Marley. We thank you for your dedication and service! Read More

#DONEwithDOMA: Meet Dan and Lt. Gary Ross

May 17, 2013 |
Dan and Lt. Gary Ross

By Dan Ross

I am married to Lieutenant Gary Ross. He graduated from high school a year early and he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1995 at the age of 17. “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) was already in effect and the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) went into effect the following year. After a few years, Gary decided to become an officer and he received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. He began school in 1998 and I met him on a dating website in 2000. We have been in a committed relationship for over 13 years. Gary graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2002 and his class was the first class to graduate into war after the terrorist attacks on 9/11. He has been assigned to several ships and he is currently the Combat Systems Officer on U.S.S. ANCHORAGE (LPD 23) in San Diego.

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Remembering Charlie Morgan

February 10, 2013 | Comments
Charlie Morgan

The following article, “One Couple in the Fight for Life,” first appeared on the website in May of 2012. In light of this morning’s news of her passing, we would like to honor Charlie with a rededication of ourselves to her cause and a committment to broadcasting her legacy. Send your condolences to her family here. Read More

Navy Couple Recounts Tough Decisions

February 7, 2013 | Comments
Morgan Wade

Reserve recruiters dream of people like Morgan Wade walking into their office. She had a sterling service record, was on the fast track to chief petty officer, and qualified in a field where the demand for skilled individuals is high. Top it off with a clear background check and a clean bill of health, and it should be easy, right?Read More

New Hampshire Governor Makes Inclusiveness the Order of the Day

January 9, 2013 | Comments

There are days that will stand out in your memory as being a moment when history turns around an event or series of events. Last Thursday was that kind of day.Read More

DOD General Counsel reviews Fort Bragg Spouse Club Flap

December 13, 2012 | Comments
Left: Ashley Broadway. Right: her wife, Lt.Col Heather Mack, and their son Carson

DoD General Counsel staffers are reviewing the Fort Bragg Officers’ Spouse Club’s refusal to grant Ashley Broadway, wife of Lt.Col. Heather Mack, membership. Pentagon still refuses to provide details on request to grant Same-Sex benefitsRead More

Brown v. Board of Education: The Sequel?

December 7, 2012 | Comments

It is now official; in less then seven months from today, the United States could grant gay and lesbian Americans the right to marry in all fifty states. Or just some. None at all. Or punt the issue entirely. Wait, what?Read More

First Gay Weddings Held at West Point

December 1, 2012 | Comments

West Point was atwitter with love today having hosted its second lesbian couple to legally marry on the hallowed military grounds within a week—the first same-sex weddings at the U.S. Military Academy since New York legalized same-sex marriage last year.Read More

POTUS Debates: Where’s DOMA?

October 22, 2012 | Comments

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.Read More