I release OUTaf from liability for any result of using this site. I do not directly or indirectly identify any LGBT military personnel, other than myself, and I know my submission may be forwarded or shared through this website or social media. I understand if I use this site maliciously, names, images, IP addresses, etc. will be provided to the SLDN for legal action.
Please submit only one video under five minutes in length.
YouTube Account: In order to upload your video, you must have a valid YouTube account. Click here to create one.
Sound: If no one can hear it, no one will watch it. Make sure to shoot in quiet environments and project. If you have problems, an external microphone may help.
Lighting: Make sure light is on your face and not behind it — i.e. don't sit in front of a bright window.
Title: Use the title "OUTaf," your first name, and your branch of service (if applicable).
Tags: Use descriptive tags so that other people can find your video. For example, "Air Force, Specialist, Kuwait, 729th Air Squadron, Southern Watch."
Active-duty: Put a face to our LGB military and allies in the unit, and make it easier for the next person to come out.
Veterans: Let your story serve as moral support for LGBT troops now and in the future.
Family and friends: Tell America about the sacrifices your loved ones make and your hopes for the future.
Allies and patriotic Americans:Tell our LGBT troops that you support them serving and living openly.
OUTaf is not yet a 501(c)3 organization, so donations are not tax-deductible. However, if you would like to contribute to the site or the newly formed nonprofit, you can donate through Paypal.com. We appreciate your contribution!
Tell our troops: You don’t have to serve in silence!
- Don't identify anyone else' sexual orientation, even if you know he or she has already come out.
- If you are a family member or friend, write an anonymous note or record a video with your loved one.
- If you want to submit your story anonymously, check the box in the submission form and we will not use your name.
- Don't reference soldiers' names, locations, assignments, units, or colleagues.
- If you are transgender in the military, do not come out publicly before contacting the SLDN to discuss your legal position.
- All submissions will be reviewed before posting.
If you are or were in the military, tell us about yourself and your service: When, where, for how long did your serve? What’s your rank? Your specialty? Commendations? Have you served combat duty? How were you affected by DADT? Do/did you serve with (other) LGB personnel? How have things changed?
If you are family or a friend, tell the story of your loved one’s service and how it affects you, your family, and your relationship. How do you know the LGB servicemember (my son, my sister, my spouse, someone I serve with)? How was your family affected by DADT, and what's changed since the repeal?
If you are a civilian ally, let our LGBT troopsknow you support them serving openly and you have their backs like they have ours.
Come OUT in support of LGBT troops still serving in silence.