10 Dec 2019

Falklands veteran forced out of navy over sexuality to have medals returned

Culture Correspondent

It is almost exactly 20 years since the ban on LGBT people in the armed forces was lifted. One of the servicemen who fell foul of the ban before it was scrapped was Joe Ousalice.

He served in the Royal Navy for 18 years – even fighting in the Falklands. He was stripped of his medals when the navy found out he was bisexual and booted him out.

But now, as Minnie Stephenson reports, that decision is being reversed.