Today, we recognize all those who have served in the United States’ Armed Forces. While we thank everyone for their service, we also want to call attention to the thousands of gay and lesbian soldiers. From those who fought in Vietnam to those who are still overseas, we thank you all for your courage and commitment to the United Sates of America.
Organizations like Outserve-Servicemembers Legal Defense Network continue to help support the LGBT community service members—from those who were discharged for being gay to helping to make the military trans-inclusive. Their mission is to educate the community, provide legal services, advocate for authentic transgender service, provide developmental opportunities, support members and local chapters, communicate effectively, and work toward equality for all.