Last year, just after repeal of the discriminatory "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) law, OutServe co-founder and co-director, Josh Seefried, edited and released a book of essays from gay and lesbian service members and veterans who lived through these dark days in our history. In the book, Our Time, these brave patriots write of joining the military, knowing they would be forced to bury an integral part of themselves. Yet, they each joined because of a deep belief that the values of the military were worth the tremendous sacrifice.
Now, this intimate portrayal of their experiences is about to become available in paperback, updated with a new Afterword by Josh, and this is your chance to receive a signed copy of the book as soon as it's released to the public on August 28.
Throughout the book, we are reminded of the bravery and selflessness of the men and women who chose to serve our country and defend our liberties while their own freedom was withheld. It's a testament to the wrongs of the policy and a celebration of the good that endured in spite of it. We are in a new era of open service, but let us not forget what it was like for those who went before us. This book is their story.
08-09-12 By Aubrey Sarvis, Army Veteran & SLDN Executive Director |