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of The Royal British Legion
The ban on gay, lesbian and bisexual people serving in the Armed Forces was lifted by the UK Government on the 12th January 2000, allowing LGBTQ+ people to serve openly in the military for the first time.
We recognise the contribution of the community, some of whom faced discrimination within the military in the past. For many, the ban had a major impact on their lives and the Legion's LGBTQ+ and Allies Branch provides them with vital support and a place to share their experiences.
This is a very significant moment for LGBTQ+ people in the military and for veterans, many of who had to hide their sexuality when they served. We want to commemorate the sacrifices made by LGBTQ+ veterans and serving personnel and ensure our services are accessible to all those who need them.
Fighting with Pride brings together a selection of LGBTQ servicemen and women who have served in the Armed Forces since the Second World War. Their stories are profoundly moving testaments to their loyalty, their courage on the battlefield, and their unswerving sense of right and wrong.
Buy Fighting with Pride: LGBTQ in the Armed Forces