Gay military magazine, OutServe, has won approval to be distributed on U.S. military bases.

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    Sep 04, 2011 5:09 PM GMT
    In what can only be seen as a sign of accelerated progress in the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell, a magazine dedicated to gay military personnel and issues, titled OutServe, has won the blessing of the U.S. military to be distributed on news stands at U.S. Army and Air Force bases.

    The first issue hits newsstands on September 20th, the first official day of the repeal, and will feature photos and biographies of 100 current service members who will openly acknowledge their GLBT orientation for the first time.

    Full Story from AFP linked Here.
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    Sep 20, 2011 10:53 PM GMT
    This magazine article mentioned above is now available online.

    These servicemembers are very brave for allowing themselves to be part of this pictorial.

    I think it really takes the wind out of opposition to DADT repeal.

    I think it exposes the lies and disproves all the stereotyping and fear mongering of those who are opposed to repealing DADT. This shows these are real people, friends and family, who are serving bravely with honor as the men and women of the United States military.
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    Sep 20, 2011 11:13 PM GMT
    just wow. can't believe this is actually happening.
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    Sep 20, 2011 11:46 PM GMT
    I've been so inspired by this article and by seeing news stories about military personnel who are now free to put their face in front of a camera and say "I'm gay" and they're doing it.

    Not too long from now, open gays and lesbians will be as common on military bases as camouflage. Recruiting stations will welcome gays with a smile and a ballpoint pen, just as everyone else.

    And in not too many years from now, most people will probably be saying, "Why was this ever such a big deal?"
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    Sep 21, 2011 12:08 AM GMT
    Free at last. Free at last. Thank God almighty, we are free at last.
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    Sep 21, 2011 6:57 AM GMT
    UK law changed in 2000 following a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights in 1999(the government cowardly waited until then before it acted),but now the issue is routine,unremarkable.
    Amazing how something that was impossible has become almost boring.
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    Sep 21, 2011 11:17 PM GMT
    I've been surprised and impressed by how little the repeal of DADT has made ripples so far. No screaming large font headlines on Foxnews.com, not even a mention on the right wing fringe websites like Drudge Report or World Net Daily. Not much of a peep anywhere.

    A great big non-event.

    And that's a good thing.
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    Sep 21, 2011 11:39 PM GMT
    Lincsbear saidUK law changed in 2000 following a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights in 1999(the government cowardly waited until then before it acted),but now the issue is routine,unremarkable.
    Amazing how something that was impossible has become almost boring.


    yeah, sometimes it takes the all too square USA to catch up with the rest of the world.
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    Sep 21, 2011 11:48 PM GMT
    Ohh I want a copy!
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    Sep 21, 2011 11:49 PM GMT
    kyleray saidjust wow. can't believe this is actually happening.
    I can't believe this hasn't already happened.
    But as they say: Better late than never. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 21, 2011 11:55 PM GMT
    I just want to say the transgender people are still not allowed to serve in the military at all.


    So those soldiers in the article with be acknowledging their LGB aspect. There is no T in the military. The repeal was only to allow Gays and Lesbians to serve openly.
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    Sep 22, 2011 2:57 AM GMT
    SmallTOP1953 saidI just want to say the transgender people are still not allowed to serve in the military at all.


    So those soldiers in the article with be acknowledging their LGB aspect. There is no T in the military. The repeal was only to allow Gays and Lesbians to serve openly.

    One step at a time. This is progress. Big progress. Don't complain that you didn't get a Ferrari when you only got a Porsche.
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    Sep 22, 2011 3:20 AM GMT
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    SmallTOP1953 saidI just want to say the transgender people are still not allowed to serve in the military at all.


    So those soldiers in the article with be acknowledging their LGB aspect. There is no T in the military. The repeal was only to allow Gays and Lesbians to serve openly.

    One step at a time. This is progress. Big progress. Don't complain that you didn't get a Ferrari when you only got a Porsche.


    that easy enough for you to say when its something that benefits you. Again like I said T out of the acronym has been left out once again. It would have been nice to get all the letters in there.

    The U.S. could learn a thing or two from the Canadian and Israeli militaries when it comes to letting everyone serve
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    Sep 22, 2011 3:34 AM GMT
    HOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!!!!!
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    Sep 22, 2011 4:30 AM GMT
    SmallTOP1953 said
    that easy enough for you to say when its something that benefits you.

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    How is this something that benefits me??? I have no plans to join the military. And at 40 years of age, they wouldn't take me if it did.