Gay military magazine soon be available at U.S. base

Written By Reva on Minggu, 04 September 2011 | 02.38

Gay military magazine soon be available at U.S. base
WASHINGTON - U.S. officials have approved the distribution of gay-themed magazine on Air Force bases and Army for the first time, along with an end to the ban on openly gay soldiers, activists said Friday.

OutServe Magazine, targeting members of the armed forces as the gay market, will broadcast a special lapaoran on September 20, when the ban against members of the U.S. military openly will officially expire.

Future editions will contain photographs and biographies of nearly 100 members of the military personnel who will openly admit their sexual orientation, the magazine said on its website.

"This marks an important moment in the history of our military. The soldiers are gay, lesbian and bisexual once again have to reveal their true identities," said one director OutServe on that page, which still hides his identity while the ban is still valid.

One unit of service in the Air Force and U.S. Army, which oversees the homes to eat and merchandise permitted to operate on U.S. military bases, approved the circulation of the magazine, said defense officials.

The former soldiers and groups of gay rights have done their action against the ban, introduced in 1993 as a compromise after military leaders rejected an attempt by former U.S. President Bill Clinton to open the door for gay soldiers.

The gay soldier was asked to shut up about their sexual orientation or face expulsion from the unit. About 14,000 members of the U.S. military issued under that rule.(AFP)
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