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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Better to laugh than cry, I guess.
That is a question I was hoping someone would ask during the hearings they held late last year. Of course, no one did.
In a CDC report from as late as 2008, homosexual men (that is to say men who engage in sex with other men, irrespective of how they choose to describe themselves) accounted for fully half of new HIV infections each year. When you think about it statistically, that's amazing. They don't say what the infection rate is among these men (no doubt due to PC concerns), but elementary logic demands that it must be significant.
The question I wanted answered was, will the military demand more frequent screenings for HIV for these open homosexual, than is now the norm for regular service personal? To me, given the statistics, it would seem to be the only prudent course of action, which probably means they won't do it.
Here’s a more recent CDC report that shows the infection rate amongst these men is not abating.
Congrats! Thank you for your service!
Or how about "Emergency Blow?"
Thank you so much! I really appreciate it especially tonight.
Looks like that outfit is from the Michelle Obama collection.
First two articles;
“Make Sure Your Sh!t Is Packed.”
“Never Leave Your Buddies Behind.”
Special Lesbian Edition:
“Cleaning His Rifle: Spit Shine?”
“On Target: How To Hit His Bullseye On The First Shot!”
“Eating Out Of The Box: The Lesbian’s Guide To MRE’s”
“He’s An Officer But NOT a Gentleman: My Nights In a Kabul Tent.”
As a JAG officer, what would you tell someone as to why the military should discharge a homosexual? I don’t mean quotes from the UCMJ or other legal references, but what specific interest does the military have for removing homos from uniform?
I ask this seriously as I am completely against homos in the military but I have never heard a legal argument based on a military perspective.
Congrats napscoordinator ((((Hugs))))
Thank you so much!!!
“Eating Out Of The Box: The Lesbians Guide To MREs”
lol! I just choked on a cookie!
“Shirley and Nancy! Get Your Guns, Girls!!”
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