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Encyclopedia > Sexual orientation and military service

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The militaries of the world have a variety of responses to gays, lesbians and bisexuals. Some Western military forces have now removed policies excluding sexual minority members; of the 25 countries that participate militarily in NATO, more than 20 permit open lesbians, gays, or bisexuals to serve; of the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, two (United Kingdom and France) do so. The other three generally do not: China bans gays and lesbians outright, Russia excludes all gays and lesbians during peacetime but allows some gay men to serve in wartime (see below), and the United States technically permits gays and lesbians to serve, but only in secrecy and celibacy. See Don't Ask, Don't Tell. GAY can mean: Gay, a term referring to homosexual men or women The IATA code for Gaya Airport Category: ... This article is about same-sex desire and sexuality among women. ... In human sexuality, bisexuality describes a man or woman having a sexual orientation to persons of either or both sexes (a man or woman who sexually likes both sexes; people who are sexually and/or romantically attracted to both males and females). ... This article is about the military alliance. ... “Security Council” redirects here. ... This article is about the US military policy. ...


Policies and attitudes toward gay and lesbian personnel in the military vary widely internationally. Several countries allow gay men and lesbians to serve openly and have granted them the same rights and privileges as their heterosexual counterparts. Many countries neither ban nor support gay and lesbian service members, and a small group continue to ban homosexual personnel outright.


While the question of homosexuality in the military has been highly politicized in the United States, it is not necessarily so in many countries. Generally speaking, sexuality in these cultures is considered a more personal aspect of one's identity than it is in the United States.

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Countries that ban homosexuals from serving openly in the military

     Nations that do not bar openly homosexual people from serving in the military. Includes countries where homosexuality is illegal.     Nations with semi-ambiguous policies (don't ask, don't tell, etc.)     Nations with a ban on homosexual people in the military.
     Nations that do not bar openly homosexual people from serving in the military. Includes countries where homosexuality is illegal.     Nations with semi-ambiguous policies (don't ask, don't tell, etc.)     Nations with a ban on homosexual people in the military.

This article is about the US military policy. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 370 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,357 × 628 pixels, file size: 47 KB, MIME type: image/png) Map of various countries policies toward homosexual people in their military. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 370 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,357 × 628 pixels, file size: 47 KB, MIME type: image/png) Map of various countries policies toward homosexual people in their military. ... This article is about the US military policy. ...

Countries with other policies

  • In Russia, those alleged to have "sexual identity problems" are to be drafted only during wartime. "Well adjusted homosexuals" are permitted to serve in a normal capacity.
  • In Turkey, every fit heterosexual male citizen is required to serve in the military for time periods ranging from three weeks to fifteen months, depending on his education and job location (homosexuals have the right to be exempt, if they so request).[2]

See also

When the topic of homosexuality in the militaries of Ancient Greece is discussed, the Sacred Band of Thebes is usually considered as the prime example of how the Ancient Greeks used homoerotic or homosexual relationships between soldiers in a troop to boost the fighting spirit of their militaries. ...

Source

  • Shilts, Randy (1994/1997/2005). Conduct Unbecoming: Gays and Lesbians in the US Military. ISBN 5-551-97352-2 / ISBN 0-312-34264-0.

References

  1. ^ ILGA World Legal Wrap Up Survey, November 2006
  2. ^ United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Directorate for Movements of Persons, Migration and Consular Affairs - Asylum and Migration Division (July 2001). "Turkey/Military service" (PDF). UNHCR. Retrieved on 2006-12-27.

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