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I have the pleasure of introducing myself as I begin duties as the new Director of Chapter and Member Services. I am very excited about this position, which I am assuming after proudly serving a 26-year career in the U.S. Army. I cannot think of a more important and meaningful way to continue to serve others than to work on behalf of LGBT service members, veterans, and our families. I am very grateful to have this opportunity and I look forward to working closely with each of you as we continue to advance the important work of OutServe-SLDN.
Give OUT Day is a new national initiative that will engage hundreds of organizations and mobilize thousands of people on a single day across the country to give in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & queer community. It is a chance for LGBTQ groups large and small, to work across the wide range of issues and activities that matter to the LGBTQ community from sports to policy change, families to the arts. It is a chance for members of the LGBTQ community and our many allies to stand up and show our support for our community together on one day. It is a chance to make history, we hope you’ll join us!
BY STEVE SNYDER-HILL, MS, RD, LD
Everyone gets so caught up in how to count or budget when dieting. Let me be clear, there is no gray area here; this is very simple and it’s easy. As I talked about in “Your Survival Machine: An Owner’s Manual to Your Body,” in the Jan/Feb issue of OutServe Magazine, you should operate on a food budget. Most people understand the concept of this, but get caught up in sophisticated manuals, books, internet sites, apps for their phone…but it is very simple.
On Sep. 20, 2011, tens of thousands of gay and lesbian service members awoke to a new reality: Their continued service in defense of this country would no longer be contingent on a willingness to compromise their integrity and lie about who they were. It was an enormous accomplishment, one that was decades in the making. But the gains of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) were, unfortunately, limited.
The consequences of staying in the closet
BY HEMI FRIRES
“I have said to you to speak the truth is a painful thing. To be forced to tell lies is much worse.”
– Oscar Wilde
LGBT rights have been improving for years now. In many Western cultures, homosexuality is no longer illegal and is becoming more socially acceptable. In some cases, equality at various levels is well on its way. Even many traditionally conservative organizations, such as the U.S. military, are allowing openly gay personnel to serve. Yet we continue to see and hear about many instances of people choosing to remain in the closet and keeping their identity hidden.
It’s been almost 18 months since I returned to uniform and that letter seems like it happened to a different person in a different lifetime. I’ve come out to an Admiral, fellow service members and people I used to work with on active duty.