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Magazine launch for gay military members announced
CNN ^ | 28 mar 2011

Posted on 03/28/2011 9:14:42 AM PDT by mandaladon

Washington (CNN) -- A magazine designed for and by gay military members may soon be displayed at military installations worldwide, an advocacy group announced Monday.

"Our first objective with the magazine is to let all the gay, lesbian, bi, and trans members currently serving know that they are not alone," an active-duty officer who goes by the pseudonym JD Smith said in a statement.

Smith, along with co-director Ty Walrod lead the organization known as OutServe, the group describes themselves as an underground network of actively serving military members of the United States Armed Services who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

"Visibility is key," Smith said, who added that OutServe hopes to have its next version available in print at "some larger military bases."

The magazine can currently be downloaded from the internet, the statement said.

"We are not about highlighting our differences." Smith said the goal of the publication is to demonstrate "how LGBT troops are proud soldiers, sailors, airmen, Coasties, and Marines just like everyone else."

The magazine will contain features about "Don't Ask Don't Tell" repeal implementation and OutServe chapters, as well as other information of interest to currently-serving LGBT military members, the statement said.

"We also want to communicate to all troops that there are capable gay military members serving honorably, and that accepting that and moving on will make our military stronger," said Smith.

(Excerpt) Read more at edition.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dadt; dontaskdonttell; gayblade; gays; homosexualagenda; leslife; military; napl; outserve
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The repeal "will strengthen our national security and uphold (America's) ideals," Obama said. "No longer will tens of thousands of Americans in uniform be asked to live a lie."...Barry is a prime example of living a lie!!!
1 posted on 03/28/2011 9:14:53 AM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

I imagine the Russians and Chicoms are smiling over their vodka about now.


2 posted on 03/28/2011 9:18:15 AM PDT by rj45mis
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To: mandaladon

Here we go. The first of many hundreds of cuts to the body of the US Armed Forces.


3 posted on 03/28/2011 9:18:49 AM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: mandaladon

I think they should call it REAR ACTION.


4 posted on 03/28/2011 9:18:49 AM PDT by scorchedearther
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To: mandaladon

“We are not about highlighting our differences.” Smith said the goal of the publication is to demonstrate “how LGBT troops are proud soldiers, sailors, airmen, Coasties, and Marines just like everyone else.”

If that is true you wouldn’t even mention your sexual deviancy in the first place. Time for the heterosexuals to create a magazine that will flaunt military heteros with families that have children which the deviant ones can’t create! The Left will go berserk and have it banned.


5 posted on 03/28/2011 9:19:41 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: mandaladon
"Visibility is key," Smith said,...that tells you a lot about their agenda.
6 posted on 03/28/2011 9:20:20 AM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: mandaladon
wonder if this is a Soros funded publication
7 posted on 03/28/2011 9:20:44 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: mandaladon

My retirement ceremony after 24 years is next Friday!!!! Yeah. Won’t even get one issue. What a shame. /sarc.


8 posted on 03/28/2011 9:21:28 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: mandaladon

Beetle Bailey Goes Gaily?


9 posted on 03/28/2011 9:21:28 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: mandaladon

The Andrews sisters are gonna have to come back and sing “The Boogie Woogie Turd Burglar Boy of Company B”


10 posted on 03/28/2011 9:21:57 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: mandaladon

What will they name it? “Blow”?


11 posted on 03/28/2011 9:22:16 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: mandaladon
JACKWAGON
12 posted on 03/28/2011 9:23:19 AM PDT by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

This in-your-face stuff is all part of the spirit of gay.

But seriously everybody in a platoon is there to make war, not love.


13 posted on 03/28/2011 9:24:15 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: mandaladon

There’s no denying it... this magazine is all about militant gays.


14 posted on 03/28/2011 9:24:57 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: napscoordinator

Thanks for your service to America. And I hope your retirement becomes both lucrative and fulfilling.


15 posted on 03/28/2011 9:25:53 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: mandaladon

“Trans members”? Even under the repeal I don’t think there are any.


16 posted on 03/28/2011 9:29:34 AM PDT by sigzero
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To: mandaladon

Clearly this magazine is not aimed at individual consumptions.

How soon would each unit be forced to do the only possible pc thing to subscribe / display such magazine, on taxpayers’ dimes (no less)?


17 posted on 03/28/2011 9:31:12 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: scorchedearther; mandaladon
They'll have an article in the first issue called Never leave your buddy's behind.
18 posted on 03/28/2011 9:32:10 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Having a disorder, which is what homosexuality is, is not something to be proud of. However liberals care more about self-gratification rather than morality and setting a good example for our future generations.


19 posted on 03/28/2011 9:33:30 AM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: mandaladon

What an intriguing magazine idea /huge sarc

Wonder who’s putting up the front money - advertisers?

What’s the LBGT-gobbledygook percentage of people that are going to buy this thing? 3% tops?


20 posted on 03/28/2011 9:34:17 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: scorchedearther
I think they should call it REAR ACTION.

THe Navy edition could be called UP PERISCOPE.

21 posted on 03/28/2011 9:35:16 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: PGR88

“We are not about highlighting our differences.” Smith said the goal of the publication is to demonstrate “how LGBT troops are proud soldiers, sailors, airmen, Coasties, and Marines just like everyone else.”

Bravo Sierra.

Colonel, USAFR


22 posted on 03/28/2011 9:35:34 AM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: napscoordinator

Thanks for your service, naps.

Colonel, USAFR


23 posted on 03/28/2011 9:36:15 AM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: mandaladon

Smith said the goal of the publication is to demonstrate “how LGBT troops are proud soldiers, sailors, airmen, Coasties, and Marines just like everyone else.”

Coasties, for the most part!!


24 posted on 03/28/2011 9:37:04 AM PDT by ThirdMate
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To: napscoordinator
My retirement ceremony after 24 years is next Friday!!!! Yeah. Won’t even get one issue. What a shame. /sarc.

Thanks for your service!

If I was in the service, I would want to subscribe just so I would know who to stay away from.

25 posted on 03/28/2011 9:37:05 AM PDT by Prokopton
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26 posted on 03/28/2011 9:38:31 AM PDT by scripter ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: mandaladon

Promoting self-destructive behavior is the Left’s forte!


27 posted on 03/28/2011 9:39:13 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: mandaladon

Oh Brother! I can see the first gay-themed war movie:....”Reach-Around Ridge”.


28 posted on 03/28/2011 9:42:45 AM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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To: mandaladon
Communist Goals congressional records 1963

#19.Break down culture standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and T.V.

#20. Present homosexuality, degeneracy, and promiscuity, as "normal, natural, healthy."

29 posted on 03/28/2011 9:43:07 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: mandaladon
In almost 25-years of service, I don't believe I have ever seen a "identity politics" military magazine - no "Latino" Army magazine, or "Black" Navy magazine, or anything else. And yet, someone believes that there's a need and a market for a homosexual military magazine.

This isn't about "equality", it's about proliferation and indoctrination, IMHO.

30 posted on 03/28/2011 9:43:37 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: mandaladon

So the military is planning on dropping their anti skin magazines position. But this will give a heads up on who needs to do recon.


31 posted on 03/28/2011 9:43:49 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: mandaladon

How very special.


32 posted on 03/28/2011 9:46:49 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Which has more wrinkles? Helen Thomas' face or Lawrence O'Donnells' panties?)
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To: mandaladon

“Reacharound Magazine. On newsstands now.”


33 posted on 03/28/2011 9:48:51 AM PDT by RichInOC ("Rule One: NO POOFTERS!")
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To: scorchedearther

I was thinking along the same lines. I was going for:

Marching in the Rear

:)


34 posted on 03/28/2011 9:49:25 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: central_va
I think they should call it REAR ACTION.
THe Navy edition could be called UP PERISCOPE.

Marines ‘Semper Fey’

Air Force ‘f-light in the loafers’

35 posted on 03/28/2011 9:51:19 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: mandaladon
" . . . an active-duty officer who goes by the pseudonym JD Smith said in a statement."

Why a pseudonym? Doing something your troops wouldn't respect? You half-hearted coward.

36 posted on 03/28/2011 9:54:55 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: mandaladon; jagusafr
The repeal "will strengthen our national security

Gays are a threat to national security especially when it comes to classified information. They are unstable and cannot keep a secret. Jeffrey M. Carney, Bradley Manning, etc...
37 posted on 03/28/2011 9:55:58 AM PDT by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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To: mandaladon

I just retired last year, and can remember when the Stars and Stripes store stopped selling girly magazines in Japan. (1980’s?)

How is this any different than the stores “promoting deviant behavior”?

Man am I ever glad I am gone before we have to have sensitivity classes conducted for gay service members, gay magazines, and probably gay clubs on base supported by MWR.


38 posted on 03/28/2011 9:58:41 AM PDT by tongue-tied
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To: sigzero

“Trans members”? Even under the repeal I don’t think there are any.

But I’m sure there soon will be!


39 posted on 03/28/2011 9:59:54 AM PDT by jimmyo57
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To: mandaladon
Ain't capitalism great? But this is destined to fail. No one will go to their site.

Just don't tell me that this is anyhow funded by taxpayers.

40 posted on 03/28/2011 10:01:22 AM PDT by GSWarrior (To activate this tagline, please contact the board administrator.)
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To: sigzero
“Trans members”? Even under the repeal I don’t think there are any.


41 posted on 03/28/2011 10:02:31 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mandaladon

You needn’t show me the fold out.


42 posted on 03/28/2011 10:04:03 AM PDT by magslinger (What Would Stephen Decatur Do?)
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To: mandaladon

My father passed away last year before this abomination came into force.

As a hardcore patriot and Navy veteran he would have been appalled.

He was tolerant when it came to homosexuals - but he knew open homosexuality in the military and women on ships were a recipe for disaster.

By the way, upon a veteran’s death the family receives a certificate signed by the President.

His death was tough for the family but we all had a good laugh - knowing the old man was somewhere cussing because the Kenyan signed it.


43 posted on 03/28/2011 10:07:43 AM PDT by primeval patriot
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To: mandaladon

His name is Ty Walrod?

Wow.


44 posted on 03/28/2011 10:10:31 AM PDT by Domalais
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To: Vaquero

There should be room for Neal and Bob. Air Force ‘f-light in the loafers’. I was just getting use to “Chair Force”


45 posted on 03/28/2011 10:11:08 AM PDT by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: tongue-tied

When I was in Iraq as a navy hospital corpsman, in a marine infantry battation, a friend of mine sent me a Christmas present that included porno magazines. When I wanted to send a box to myself, a mail clerk told me that, because of Iraqi porno laws, Americans aren’t allowed to mail adult material. I said, “Why can someone send those magazines into Iraq, but I can’t mail them out of Iraq?” He said, “I don’t know. Someone else made the rules, and they didn’t tell me why.”


46 posted on 03/28/2011 10:11:08 AM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: OldDeckHand

Do you know many veterans who support allowing gays, in the military? I was in the navy for 21 years, including six months near Baghdad. I was in marine units for eight years. I think that about 75% of sailors and marines, I know, oppose allowing gays in the military.


47 posted on 03/28/2011 10:14:57 AM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: primeval patriot

I declined my signed certificate when I retired. (The command you retire from has to request it.)

Wish I could have gotten one signed by Ronald Reagan. Obviously too late.

There are websites where you can get one signed by any living President, as long as you served honorably and during their terms.


48 posted on 03/28/2011 10:15:13 AM PDT by tongue-tied
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To: PhilCollins

You aren’t allowed porn in theater at all. The clerk was wrong about it being Iraq specific.

That’s an ancient rule too. Good order and discipline, etc, etc.


49 posted on 03/28/2011 10:15:34 AM PDT by Domalais
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To: PhilCollins
"Do you know many veterans who support allowing gays, in the military?"

I would say it's generational. I'm retired. Everyone that I know who's a contemporary of mine (and has voiced an opinion either way), didn't support the repeal. I think as you descend into the lower ranks, the service members are generally either more supportive or perhaps ambivalent or even indifferent about the repeal.

My personal estimation is that if the repeal has any effect at all on recruitment, it will be negligible at best. That is a wholly separate question about whether or not it will have any negative effects on good order and discipline. I think that it will.

50 posted on 03/28/2011 10:21:27 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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