Monday, June 16, 2008

British Army lifts Gay Pride uniform ban

The Press Association: Members of all three armed forces will be allowed to don uniforms for this year's Gay Pride march in London.
The Ministry of Defence announced that the Army had this year joined the Royal Navy and RAF in allowing personnel to take part. Last year, soldiers were banned from wearing anything identifying their military links.
But a meeting between army officials, Pride organisers and the Equality and Human Rights Commission, resulted in an agreement to scrap the ban in time for this year's parade on July 5.
An MoD spokesman said: "Personnel from all three services can attend this year's Gay Pride march in uniform.
"The Armed Forces are committed to establishing a culture and climate where every individual's contribution is respected and valued regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, religion, gender or social background."
More than 500,000 people are expected to take part in the celebrations, culminating in a colourful parade through London's West End.
LSB: Not only can they march in the gay pride parades, but now they can even wear their uniforms.

1 comment:

richiepride said...

this is brilliant news and should have been allowed years ago. I look forward to seeing our service men and women proudly wearing their uniforms at London Pride this year.