Both Army and Air Force officials have approved the distribution
of the magazine - called Outserve - which was originally an
underground, covert publication, but is now becoming increasingly
popular as more service men and women come out.
Snug in its cultural and political timing, the magazine's
expansion marks the end of the 20-year DADT policy which has
forcibly removed openly-gay and lesbian personnel from serving in
The bi-monthly publication is published by a group of secretly gay
service members who claim they have hundreds of members currently
serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Their first electronic-only issue in March had over 10,000
impressions within the first 48 hours.
Outserve is a non-profit organization with a network of over 40
chapters of 4,000 actively serving Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, &
Transgendered military professionals.
The Department of Defense will formally repeal DADT on 20