The LGBT military organization OutServe-SLDN have announced that Matt Thorn has been named as Executive Director on a permanent basis. Matt has held the position of Interim Executive Director since February 2015. Congressman Mark Pocan stated, “Outserve-SLDN has been an invaluable partner in working to promote the Restore Honor to Service Members Act & Matt’s leadership in the organization gives me confidence that we will continue making progress to ensure all veterans receive the recognition & benefits they deserve. I look forward to working with Matt in his new role as we fight to improve the lives of LGBT military personnel & veterans.” John Gillespie & Jeff Mueller Co-Chairs of OutServe-SLDN Board of Directors concluded, “Over the past year Matt has demonstrated incredible commitment to the interests of our members & stakeholders. OutServe-SLDN has seen substantive forward progress for key initiatives & policies that matter most to the LGBT military community. Matt has reaffirmed the vital role Outserve-SLDN plays in the welfare of our community. His persistence, compassion & service has translated into real progress over the last year, more than we think many expected. We remain confident that Matt’s deep commitment to equality & justice will be a vital asset to our organization as we continue to navigate a post ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” military culture. We could not be more pleased with the performance of Matt as our interim Executive Director. His demonstrated track record in advocacy, social activism & nonprofit management has & will continue to serve OutServe-SLDN well”.
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