Over five million men served in the British armed forces during World War 2. Of these, it's likely that at least , were gay or bisexual based on projections from the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles which found that six per cent of men report having had homosexual experiences. Before his death, he told me his story, with a mixture of pride and sorrow. I retell it here, in remembrance of a good friend.
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Sexual orientation and gender identity in military service - Wikipedia
By country. LGB service by country. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT personnel are able to serve in the armed forces of some countries around the world: the vast majority of industrialized, Western countries, in addition to Brazil , Chile ,   South Africa , Israel , and South Korea. This keeps pace with the latest global figures on acceptance of homosexuality, which suggest that acceptance of LGBT communities is becoming more widespread only in secular, affluent countries. However, an accepting policy toward gay and lesbian soldiers does not invariably guarantee that LGBT citizens are immune to discrimination in that particular society.
Introduction Homosexuality is a recent issue in our society. This paper will analyze few different topics which come up with the theme of homosexuality. First of all, it will analyze the military approach to the LGB lesbian, gay, bisexual community in various countries around the world.
UNTIL , no specific proviso barred homosexuals from serving in the military. That year, military psychiatrists, new to the ranks, warned of the "psychopathic personality disorders" that would make homosexuals unfit to fight. Then they devised supposedly foolproof guides to ferret them out: an effeminate flip of hand or a certain nervousness when standing naked before an officer. It never really worked. Homosexuals served throughout World War II and after.