With the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell almost in the final stages of completion allowing gay men and lesbians to serve openly in the military, the Army and Air Force have approved circulation of a gay magazine targeted at out service members. The new distribution will begin next month.
OutServe magazine will officially be available at Army and Air Force bases on September 20th, currently set as the day the Pentagon ends the enforcement of DADT. The magazine is published by a group called of the same name composed of secretly gay active duty members that say they have hundreds of memberscurrently serving in Afghanistan and Ira
Before this distribution was allowed, the magazine (which started publication in the Spring) was only seen in limited amounts in public meeting rooms and base physician offices. This is a huge step for the group and for the Army and Air Force as well.
With the repeal of DADT, services members will be allowed to openly serve as gay or lesbian without fear of discharge or rebukle. Gays and lesbians will be able to enlist in the military openly, marry at military chapels and gay couples will even be able to live together on military bases. AMAZING! With the repeal, we can only hope that acceptance from peers, other officers and those in higher ranks will exist. Without that, it’ll seem like the repeal will be in vain.