Since 1993, OutServe-Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) has represented the United States Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community worldwide. Our mission is to provide legal services, educate the community, provide developmental opportunities, advocate for authentic transgender service, support members and local chapters, communicate effectively and work towards equality for all. OutServe-SLDN is a non-partisan, non-profit, 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and policy organization that provides free and direct legal assistance to service members and veterans affected by the repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law, the current ban on open authentic transgender service and those currently serving who may experience harassment or discrimination.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 has been 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 6,900 active members serving and leading more than 80 chapters around the globe.