Thursday, October 20, 2011 | Categories: Q Blog
It's been one month since the U.S. officially repealed its policy on gay and lesbian people serving in the military known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell". As of September 20th, LGBT service members could publicly acknowledge their sexuality.
Today, Jian spoke to Josh Seefried, a first lieutenant who co-founded the underground network called Outserve (involving more than 4500 LGBT troops) and who spent years engaging with media, the Pentagon and the White House operating under the pseudonym "JD Smith" because he risked being fired if people found out he was gay.
Listen below to Josh Seefried talk about finally coming out as a gay member of the military and what more needs to be done in order to achieve real equality in the military.