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10 Jan 2020

LGBT veterans on serving under a shadow in the armed forces

They’ve fought for their country, but battling for their rights has proved a long journey too.

On Sunday, it’s the 20th anniversary of the lifting of the ban on LGBT personnel serving in the armed forces. But prior to that, hundreds were persecuted for being gay in the forces.

Our reporter Minnie Stephenson has been speaking to some of the LGBT servicemen and women on what it was like to serve under a shadow.