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OutServe Magazine | November 17, 2012

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Editor’s Corner

Veterans Day: Embracing Visibility

November 15, 2012 | Neal Simpson Comments
One of the guns of Battery D, 105th Field Artillery, showing American flag which was hoisted after the last shot had been fired when the armistice took effect. Etraye, France., 11/11/1918 (Photo from

Since the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’, thousands of service members and veterans have been free to gather together openly, celebrating their victories and memorializing the sacrifices of their fallen warrior brothers and sisters.

Remembering Matlovich: “I Am A Homosexual”

November 12, 2012 | OutServeMag Comments
TSgt. Leonard Matlovich

When his African-American superior asked him what the letter meant, Matlovich replied, “It means Brown v. the Board of Education,” referring to the 1954 United States Supreme Court case that had resulted in the racial integration of public schools.

Serving in Silence before DADT

November 11, 2012 | OutServeMag Comments
Denny Meyer

Aboard ship, I avoided the usual normal horseplay of young sailors at sea, terrified that I’d be found out. So, inadvertently, I was considered to be the straightest guy around. During a witch hunt, the officers called me in and said, “Meyer, you’re the only one we can be sure of; will you help us find these queers.”

A Historic Win

November 7, 2012 | Eddy Sweeney Comments
2008 Democratic National Convention: Day 4

“It’s clear from tonight’s results that Americans have no desire to turn the clock back on our drive to full equality.”

OutServe Magazine’s Election Predictions

November 4, 2012 | Eddy Sweeney Comments

OutServe Magazine commentator Eddy Sweeney analyzes key ballot initiatives and races that will help determine which party will control both the White House and Congress this coming January and makes his predictions.

OutServe Wins an Outie

November 1, 2012 | David Small Comments

OutServe is the best LGBT employee resource group according to Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, who recognized the association of actively serving LGBT military personnel at its gala here tonight with an “Outie.”

A Time for Listening

October 31, 2012 | OutServeMag Comments
"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.

The Cross-Dressing Straw Man

October 30, 2012 | Brynn Tannehill 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.

Conference Coverage: Images from Orlando

October 29, 2012 | OutServeMag Comments
OSSLDN ILC 2012-67

Shots from the OutServe-SLDN International Leadership Conference 2012 in Orlando

Stronger Together: OutServe and SLDN Become One

October 28, 2012 | OutServeMag Comments

OutServe and SLDN become one: “The combination of these two vibrant and effective organizations will enable the best representation, advocacy and services for LGBT service members, veterans and their families and will continue the momentum built during the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ last year,” according to new OS-SLDN co-chair, Retired Navy Captain April Heinze.