The Effects Of Including Gay And Lesbian Soldiers In The British Armed Forces

by Aaron Belkin and R.L. Evans November 1, 2000

In 2000, the Palm Center released a 70-page study concluding that Britain’s decision to lift its gay ban has not harmed the armed forces. The study was based on a review of 101 articles, book chapters, and documents and interviews with 25 academic experts, military officials, soldiers, and journalists. In 2001, we worked closely with a New York Times reporter a front-page story titled “Gays in the British Military: Ask, Tell, and Then Move On.”