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  • We have created a FAQs page for the recent potential change in policy regarding transgender service members.  Please view it here
  • If you are interested in being a plaintiff in the potential lawsuit regarding transgender service members please contact our legal department at
  • If you have any questions or concerns please contact our legal department at
  • Please consider a donation to support our transgender service members.  The board of directors had offered a challenge to match the next $10,000 raised over the initial $10,000.  Please consider a donation by clicking here.

Since 1993 , OutServe-Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) has represented the United States Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community worldwide. OutServe-SLDN is a non-partisan, non-profit (501-c-3), legal services, watchdog and policy organization that provides free and direct legal assistance to service members and veterans affected by the repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law, the current ban on open authentic transgender service and those currently serving who may experience harassment or discrimination. OutServe-SLDN is the heir to the legacy of providing legal services to service members and veterans. From representing over 12,000 service members during the era of DADT to leading the fight to repeal DADT, OutServe-SLDN has been on the frontlines for over 20 years and currently has over 75,000 followers worldwide and over 7,000 active members serving and leading more than 80 chapters around the globe.

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