For the DOD "Report of the Comprehensive Review of the Issues Associated with a Repeal of 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,'” click here. (This report and the SLDN website are the sources of statistics on this site.)
For more information about coming out in the military, there are a number of resources, but we recommend you start with the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network to understand your legal rights and obligations.
For information on the fight for transgender equality in the military, click here.
SLDN’s legal services for LGBT servicemembers and veterans affected by DADT or other forms of discrimination or harassment are always free. For legal help, call the hotline at 1-800-538-7148 or click here.
To be connected to the SLDN Guide to LGBT Military Service, click here.
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National Center for Transgender Equality: The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is a 501(c)3 social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.
OutServe: OutServe is the association of actively-serving LGBT military personnel. With over 4,000 members and 40+ chapters worldwide, it is one of the largest LGBT employee resource groups in the world.
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates: Out & Equal Workplace Advocates (commonly known as “Out & Equal”) is a national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to ending employment discrimination for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees.
American Veterans for Equal Rights: AVER is a non-profit, chapter-based association of active, reserve and veteran servicemembers dedicated to full and equal rights and equitable treatment for all present and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Servicemembers United: Servicemembers United is a non-partisan and non-profit organization and the nation’s largest organization of LGBT troops and veterans of the U.S. armed forces, as well as their partners and civilian allies.
The Human Rights Campaign (for a chapter in your state, click here.): HRC advocates for LGBT Americans, mobilizes grassroots actions in diverse communities, invests strategically to elect fair-minded individuals to office and educates the public about LGBT issues.
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Servicemembers Legal Defense Network is dedicated to bringing about full LGBT equality within the military and providing free and direct legal assistance to service members affected by discrimination or harassment based on sexual orientation or gender identity.