Why the British Armed Forces’ ‘Gay Ban’ was actually an ‘LGBT+ Ban’

By Caroline Paige The UK military’s ‘gay ban’ was finally lifted on 12 January 2000 in the House of Commons. The Sexual Offences Act 1967 had ‘decriminalised homosexual acts, in private between two men’ over 21 years old, but it had provided the Armed Forces with an exemption, through their own single-service discipline Acts. It … Continue reading Why the British Armed Forces’ ‘Gay Ban’ was actually an ‘LGBT+ Ban’