Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Royal Navy Goes Back To Basics

  • Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash. – Winston Churchill

New Course by Royal Navy: A Campaign to Recruit Gays

New York Times
February 22, 2005
By Sarah Lyall
LONDON, Feb. 21 - Five years after Britain lifted its ban on gays in the military, the Royal Navy has begun actively encouraging them to enlist and has pledged to make life easier when they do. The navy announced Monday that it had asked Stonewall, a group that lobbies for gay rights, to help it develop better strategies for recruiting and retaining gay men and lesbians. It said, too, that one strategy may be to advertise for recruits in gay magazines and newspapers. Commodore Paul Docherty, director of naval life management, said the service wanted to change the atmosphere so that gays would feel comfortable working there…


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