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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I imagine the Russians and Chicoms are smiling over their vodka about now.
Here we go. The first of many hundreds of cuts to the body of the US Armed Forces.
I think they should call it REAR ACTION.
“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.
My retirement ceremony after 24 years is next Friday!!!! Yeah. Won’t even get one issue. What a shame. /sarc.
Beetle Bailey Goes Gaily?
The Andrews sisters are gonna have to come back and sing “The Boogie Woogie Turd Burglar Boy of Company B”
What will they name it? “Blow”?
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.
There’s no denying it... this magazine is all about militant gays.
Thanks for your service to America. And I hope your retirement becomes both lucrative and fulfilling.
“Trans members”? Even under the repeal I don’t think there are any.
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)?
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.
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?
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