British Army and Royal Air Force personnel could march but had to wear civilian clothes untilnow all military personnel are permitted to attend gay pride marches in uniform. Prior to this reform, LGBT people were exempted as suffering from a "mental disorder" law of Retrieved 18 January Don't ask, don't tell DADT is the common term for the policy restricting the United States military from efforts to discover or reveal closeted gay, lesbian, and bisexual service members or applicants, while barring those that are openly gay, lesbian, or bisexual from military service. France allows homosexuals to serve openly.
Sweden allows homosexuals to serve openly  and was amongst the first nations in the world to allow LGBT people to do so.
A Gay Soldier's Story
Texas decision applies to Article of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which banned all acts of sodomy. In recent years, the Hellenic army has been shortening the length of conscription and hiring more and more professional soldiers and there hasn't been any incident of someone being fired for homosexuality. Retrieved 4 December Retrieved August 29, In the United States, despite policy changes allowing for open LGBQ military service and the provision of some benefits to same-sex military couples, cultures of homophobia and discrimination persist.
Views Read Edit View history. Many soldiers accused of homosexual behavior were discharged for being "sexual psychopaths", although the number of discharges greatly decreased during wartime efforts. Intwo federal courts ruled the ban on openly gay, lesbian, and bisexual service personnel unconstitutional, and on July 6,a federal appeals court suspended the DADT policy. This story has been placed in the following categories. A legislative policy was enacted in a bill signed by President Bill Clinton. The German Bundeswehr ruled that it is forbidden to discriminate based on sexual orientation. A policy in allowed prospective Israeli soldiers to be questioned about their sexual orientation.