Please go to this website immediately, and/or like them on Facebook. The American Military Partner Association has great information and support for LGBT military families!
After a ridiculously long break; this blog is back in action. I’ve been prepping for deployment, so now that I’m on the other side of the world, I’ll have plenty of time for questions. So bring ‘em on! :)
OutServe is a new magazine geared towards GLB individuals who serve in the armed forces and hits shelves on Sept. 20th, the same day that the Pentagon plans to formally end enforcement of the military’s long-standing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.
The publication is available to all service members (though in limited supply) and focuses on issues concerning GLB people serving openly in the military (and probably some pictures of hot officers in uniforms too!). And this it the first of its kind, which makes it super special.
Read up a little more on this publication and other news about what’s next after the repeal of DADT HERE
GQ has posted a lengthy article in its latest issue about the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”.
They interviewed dozens of gay servicemembers, from World War II veterans in their late eighties to young servicemen on active duty, on life in the military as a gay man.
It’s both shockingly sad and really hopeful.
Definitely worth a read. Check it out online here.
The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) released a guide for LGBT military members in the post-repeal environment. Check it out!
I haven’t decided how I’m going to ‘come out’ at work.
I know that I will absolutely come out as soon as this nail-biting countdown is over, but I’ve had way too much time to dwell on scenarios in my head.
Part of me wants to start slapping HRC stickers and rainbow flags all over my desk, yell “COME OUT, COME OUT, WHEREVER YOU ARE!!!” and answer every single random question with “Because I’m gay.” (Example: “Hey, do you know what time it is? “Yes, because I’m gay. It’s 1230.”)
The more professional part of me knows that I should probably just take a framed picture of me and my partner to work, and place it on my desk. And just wait for people to figure it out.
How will you celebrate the repeal?
As always, if you have any stories or questions, let me know! :)