UK announces a memorial for LGBTQ war veterans

It's a small step to try and repair the damage of the military's systemic homophobia.

UK announces a memorial for LGBTQ war veterans

The UK's first memorial for armed-forces personnel that identify as queer is to be built at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

The government has announced a contribution of £350,000 towards the project, which was one of 49 recommendations of an independent review into the historical treatment of people who were sacked or forced out of the military for being queer.

It wasn't until the year 2000 when the British military stopped firing anyone found to be queer.

The government has promised compensation for those impacted by the military's systemic homophobia but there have been no details released as to what compensation might potentially be available.

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