LGB Service Members Set to Ring New York Stock Exchange Closing Bell June 28
OutServe-SLDN NYC Pride Kickoff Happy Hour will follow historic Wall Street closing ceremony
(New York, NY) – OutServe-SLDN announced today that the co-chair of its board of directors, Air Force Officer Josh Seefried, who co-founded the OutServe network in 2010, will join actively serving gay and lesbian service members for an historic Closing Bell ceremony on Friday, June 28. The afternoon will begin with a panel discussion before the group rings the closing bell to end the New York Stock Exchange’s trading day. The Wall Street events will be followed by a Happy Hour to kick off New York City Pride Weekend.
Capital Pride Announces Brig. Gen. Tammy Smith as One of the Grand Marshals of the 2013 Pride ParadeJune 5, 2013 | OutServeMag
WASHINGTON, DC – Capital Pride is pleased to announce that Brigadier General Tammy S. Smith, United States Army Reserve, will be one of the Capital Pride Parade’s Grand Marshals when it steps off on Saturday, June 8. She joins Lynda Carter, who was announced last week as the Parade’s Super Grand Marshal. Tammy Smith made history in August 2012 when her wife, Tracey Hepner, placed a General’s star on her shoulder. With that simple act, Smith became the first openly gay or lesbian flag officer to serve in the United States military. Her promotion occurred less than one year after the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.”
AAUW and NASPA to Celebrate Women Trailblazers at Conference Donna Shalala and Ritu Sharma to Appear
On May 30, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and NASPA—Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education will honor six women innovators in media, …
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!
Activist and veteran Allyson Robinson will be the new executive director of OutServe-SLDN, the newly combined organization announced today as they kicked off their annual conference here.
The Governor of Hawaii, Neil Abercrombie, declared Sept. 18, 2012, “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repeal Day” in the State of Hawaii, encouraging all Hawaiians to recognize the contributions of LGBT service members.
The proclaimation was presented to members of OutServe Hawaii, who worked with the governor’s office to highlight the event. The proclaimation
Follow @OutServeMag on Twitter for live coverage of the one-year anniversary celebration of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City tonight, Sept. 18th. “Celebrating Our Heroes: A Tribute to America’s Service Members and Veterans” is sponsored by Servicemembers Legal Defense Network