USNA Outers in Pride Events

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USNA Out members were engaged in LGBT Pride Month events in the Fleet and ?? at the workplace.

Paula Neira at the Navy Yard JAG Pride event
Paula Neira at the Navy Yard NAVFAC Pride event

USNA Out member Paula M. Neira ’85 was the guest speaker for LGBT Month for Naval Facilities and Engineering Command (NAVFAC) at the Washington Navy Yard. Paula is a founding member of USNA Out, and has been a life long dedicated advocate for LGBT open service.   Paula’s commitment to LGBT service was recognized by the Secretary of the Navy when she was chosen as the ship’s Co-Sponsor for the USNS Harvey Milk (T-AO-206).

Command Flier Announcing LGBT Pride at Strategic Systems Program Office
Command Flier Announcing LGBT Pride at Strategic Systems Program Office

USNA Out member Steve Hall ’75 was the honored guest speaker at the first ever LGBT Pride Month event at the Strategic Systems Program Office. Steve had served as the Executive Officer of the Sunnyvale, California, branch office Continue reading “USNA Outers in Pride Events”

Happy Pride 2018

Hello USNA Outers!

This is our first newsletter in quite a while.  Just in time for commemorating Pride month.

Throughout the month of June, the Navy joins the nation in observing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month.

In accordance with ALNAV 007/18, Navy commands were encouraged to participate in LGBT Pride Month and all special observances throughout the year in recognition of the service and dedication of the men and women who contribute their diverse skills, perspectives, talents and backgrounds.

Whether you are wearing a uniform or now work in a totally civilian office environment, if you participate in your command/office pride events, please post the story on our website to share with other USNA Out members in our next Newsletter.

[bonus points for identifying where the flag in the photo above is proudly flying!]

Happy Pride 2018!

 

USNA Out Update

HAPPY PRIDE MONTH!

Lots of news to share with our members in this June Pride newsletter, the first newsletter which is assembled from the news and events that are posted on our recently upgraded website.  We know this newsletter is waaaay too long — We’ve got a full year backlog of news to share. Going forward with the communications tools built into our site, our all-volunteer newsletter team can now send more frequent, timely updates, and if you members keep your communications preferences up to date, you should also be able to receive geographically targeted communications

Events

New board member Brook Stevens ’12 has taken the lead in the 2018 Army Navy joint tailgate with the Knights Out in Philadelphia in December.  We should also have a few opportunities to gather USNA Out members around the West in the coming months around these Naval Academy events:

  • Navy/University of Hawaii Football in Honolulu (Game is 1 September)
  • Navy/USAFA game in Colorado Springs (Game is 6 October)
  • Navy/Notre Dame Football in San Diego (Game is 27 October)
  • Army-Navy Joint Tailgate with Knights Out (8 December)

Events don’t need to revolve around a Navy Football game.  Perhaps a significant LGBT movie at your local film festival, or a dining out activity.  If you are willing to form a team to sponsor a USNA Out event, please contact the board to let us know.

Leadership changes

There have been several changes within the USNA Out Board of Directors. Continue reading “USNA Out Update”

It’s the LGBT Film Festival Time of Year

Here is a great reason to get USNA Outers together in your area.  Get Out and See a Movie!

16 June kicked off the LGBT Film Festival season, the opening night film at Frameline (where our film Out of Annapolis screened in 2010) was TransMilitary, which premiered at SXSW in Austin.  The film will be coming to Washington DC and New York City on Sunday June 17th and Tuesday June 19th, respectively. Continue reading “It’s the LGBT Film Festival Time of Year”

USNA Out Member Greer Puckett Recipient of 2014 “Outie” Trailblazer Award

Greer Puckett ’75 receiving the Outie Award

USNA Out member Greer Puckett ’75 is the recipient of the 2014 Outie Trailblazer Award at the 2014 Out & Equal Workplace Summit held at the Moscone Convention center in San Francisco. Five USNA Out members were present to witness Greer receiving his award and listen to Greer’s remarks to the more than 3000 gala attendees.

The Out & Equal Workplace Awards (known as “Outies”‚ honor individuals and organizations who are leaders in advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees in the workplace. Through these awards, Out & Equal recognizes innovative approaches and proven successes to help create safe and equitable workplaces. For a complete list of 2014 Outie award winners, please see http://www.outandequal.org/events/outie-awards/.

This Trailblazer award recognizes an LGBT person who has made a significant contribution to advancing workplace equality. The awardee’s activities will have made a marked improvement in their own workplace and/or have contributed to the equality nationally. Greer was selected amongst finalists from Lockheed Martin, Intuit, USAID, COnAgraFoods.

Thank you Northrup Grumman for your support and confidence in Greer!