Discrimination against homosexuals in the military

Other Names:
Restrictions against male homosexuality in the armed forces
Active prejudice towards homosexual combatants
Prejudicial treatment of homosexual soldiers

The USA has dismissed more than 17,000 homosexuals from the armed forces in the decade since 1982. Senior military commanders acknowledge that tens of thousands of homosexual men and women serve in the 1.8 million-member military, but keep their sexual orientation a secret.

In Britain, homosexuality remains a bar to serving in the military.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
16.10.2020 – 18:36 CEST