Military gay support group launches magazine

ANNAPOLIS — A support group for gay military service members has launched a publication focusing on the implementation of the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

The first edition is available online, and an active-duty Air Force officer who is the co-director of OutServe said Monday the group will make printed copies of OutServe magazine available in May on bases.

The group’s co-director uses the pseudonym JD Smith because he is gay and has lingering concerns about whether he could be discharged before the policy is fully implemented.

He says organizers believe the magazine will provide information, raise awareness about the repeal and increase acceptance.

Smith says the group will distribute copies in places such as hospital waiting rooms and on stands where other magazines are available.

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