Skip to comments.Magazine launch for gay military members announced
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.
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THe Navy edition could be called UP PERISCOPE.
“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.”
Thanks for your service, naps.
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!!
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.
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Promoting self-destructive behavior is the Left’s forte!
Oh Brother! I can see the first gay-themed war movie:....”Reach-Around Ridge”.
#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."
This isn't about "equality", it's about proliferation and indoctrination, IMHO.
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.
How very special.
“Reacharound Magazine. On newsstands now.”
I was thinking along the same lines. I was going for:
Marching in the Rear
Marines ‘Semper Fey’
Air Force ‘f-light in the loafers’
Why a pseudonym? Doing something your troops wouldn't respect? You half-hearted coward.
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.
Trans members? Even under the repeal I dont think there are any.
But I’m sure there soon will be!
Just don't tell me that this is anyhow funded by taxpayers.