19 Jul 2023

Sunak apologises over ‘horrific’ LGBT military ban

Rishi Sunak has apologised for what he called the “horrific” historic treatment of LGBT people serving in the military.

Until the year 2000, being gay was illegal in the armed forces. Thousands were kicked out or jailed. Some took their own lives.

An independent review published today found many endured sexual abuse and violence, homophobic bullying and harassment – all while serving their country. It recommends they be compensated.