News release from Outserve magazine:
OUTSERVE MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES EXPANSION
Launches website, expands distribution, members bios in next edition
Washington, DC – August 29 , 2011 – OutServe, the association of LGBT military personnel announced three exciting changes for the 3rd edition of the OutServe Magazine, which will be released September 20, 2011:
1) The magazine has launched an interactive website at: www.outservemag.com where readers comment, share articles by Facebook and Twitter, and order both digital and print versions of the magazine. The website will also feature exclusive videos and member blogs not found in the print edition.
2) Additionally, OutServe Magazine has received approval to be distributed on Air Force and Army bases, and will be releasing the magazine in limited Air Force and Army base exchanges beginning next edition. Specific locations are not being disclosed at this time.
3) Finally, the upcoming September 20th Repeal Issue of the magazine will honor the gay, lesbian, and bisexual men and women who have proudly served their nation by featuring pictures and bios of nearly 100 OutServe members.
“This marks an incredible time in the history of our military. Gay, lesbian, and bisexual servicemembers once had to conceal their true identities. By featuring their pictures and their stories, we are signaling that time has passed. It is time for these military members to be honored for their extraordinary commitment and sacrifice in defense of our country,” said JD Smith, co-director of OutServe who goes by a pseudonym while DADT is still in effect.”
“OutServe Magazine will continue to expand over the next few months as DADT ends and we enter a new proud era of military history,” said J. Mills, executive editor of the magazine. “We cannot adequately express our gratitude to the military community and distributors who have been very supportive of OutServe Magazine.”
OutServe is the association of actively-serving LGBT military personnel. With over 4,000 members and 42 chapters worldwide, it is the one of the largest LGBT employee resource groups in the world. OutServe works to support a professional network of LGBT military personnel and create an environment of respect in the military with regard to sexual orientation and gender identity.