August 30, 2010 at 9:53 am EDT | by Chris Johnson
OutServe creates 10 chapters for active duty troops

An organization for active duty gay and lesbian service members on Monday announced the creation of at least 10 new chapters in different places throughout the world to help facilitate communication among troops.

In a statement, OutServe announced it would organize these chapters this week at military bases and regions where the organization has a significant presence, including Afghanistan and Iraq.

The statement says OutServe won’t make public the exact location of these chapters, but notes five chapters will be overseas and another five will be in the United States.

Ty Walrod, OutServe’s co-director, said his organization’s goal is to create an “information superhighway” in which LGBT military personnel can connect with one another.

“We want military personnel to know commands that are friendly, commanders which should be addressed with caution, and where to turn for both friendship and support,” he said.

Chris Johnson is Chief Political & White House Reporter for the Washington Blade. Johnson attends the daily White House press briefings and is a member of the White House Correspondents' Association. Follow Chris

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