Wednesday, 14 January 2015 15:28

The British Army Launches In The Fight Against Homophobia

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To improve the fight against homophobia, the British army will now ask for new recruits to indicate their sexuality, knowing that they can choose not to answer.

For 15 years, openly gay soldiers are allowed to serve in the British army.

"The MoD (Ministry of Defense) proudly encourages diversity at all levels.

"Service personnel are now encouraged to declare their sexual orientation.

"Although this is not mandatory, collecting this data will give us a better understanding of the composition of our armed forces and help ensure our policies and practices fully support our personnel," said a spokesman from the Ministry of Defence.