(Washington, DC) Army veteran and OutServe-SLDN Executive Director Allyson Robinson today released the following statement regarding the confirmation of Eric Fanning as Undersecretary of the Air Force:
"OutServe-SLDN applauds the nomination and confirmation of Eric Fanning, who becomes the Undersecretary of the Air Force and the second-highest civilian official within the Department of the Air Force. This appointment is yet another example of this Administration's commitment to affirming the contributions and service of the LGBT community and underscores the new reality of open gay and lesbian service in our ranks. We look forward to working with him to advance the cause of full military equality."
About OutServe-SLDN: OutServe-SLDN is the association of actively serving LGBT military personnel with more than fifty chapters and 6500 members around the world It 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. It is a non-partisan, non-profit, legal services and policy organization dedicated to bringing about full LGBT equality to America's military and ending all forms of discrimination and harassment of military personnel on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. OS-SLDN provides free and direct legal assistance to service members and veterans affected by the repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law and the prior regulatory ban on open service, as well as those currently serving who may experience harassment or discrimination. For more information, visit www.outserve-sldn.org.