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Brit, Army, and Gay? No Worries

Wait: You’re in the army and you’re gay?

Lance Corporal James Wharton gives a rather unextraordinary account of serving openly in the British Army for the “It Gets Better” project. Wharton celebrated his civil partnership in his regiment’s barracks and served in Iraq for seven months in 2007. He was even featured on the cover of the British Army’s magazine.

Perhaps U.S. armed forces could take a note from our allies abroad?

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