DADT Here's a UK soldier talking about his being out in the British Army. He has served in Iraq, no doubt alongside US personnel

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    Oct 31, 2010 10:35 PM GMT
    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCaeRQ9d8KI&feature=player_embedded/url]


    I hope that by posting this here it can be used to help educate and as a tool in the argument to gain the repeal of DADT.

    Some of my family serve in the US Military and don't have an issue with any of their family members being gay, including some of those who served during the Vietnam War.

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    Oct 31, 2010 10:36 PM GMT
    I'm not sure the URL worked so here it is again....


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCaeRQ9d8KI&feature=player_embedded
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    Oct 31, 2010 10:51 PM GMT
    Pexus said[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCaeRQ9d8KI&feature=player_embedded/url]


    I hope that by posting this here it can be used to help educate and as a tool in the argument to gain the repeal of DADT.

    Some of my family serve in the US Military and don't have an issue with any of their family members being gay, including some of those who served during the Vietnam War.



    Your closing tag is incomplete it is currently '/url]' when it should be '[/url]'.

    Pexus saidhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCaeRQ9d8KI&feature=player_embedded


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    Nov 01, 2010 12:24 AM GMT
    He is a good guy and a brave soldier. And, of course, he is right. The British Army is probably one of the most socially conservative institutions in the UK. If you can successfully be openly gay there, you can be openly gay anywhere. Particularly when you are serving in Iraq or Afghanistan, everyone is too busy to give a toss about anyone else's sexuality.
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    Nov 01, 2010 12:28 AM GMT
    Mil8 saidHe is a good guy and a brave soldier. And, of course, he is right. The British Army is probably one of the most socially conservative institutions in the UK. If you can successfully be openly gay there, you can be openly gay anywhere.


    except Saudi Arabia, where you can't even openly like booze or science icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 01, 2010 12:30 AM GMT
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    Mil8 saidHe is a good guy and a brave soldier. And, of course, he is right. The British Army is probably one of the most socially conservative institutions in the UK. If you can successfully be openly gay there, you can be openly gay anywhere.


    except saudi arabia, where you can't even openly like booze or science icon_lol.gif


    Well, yes, but I was sort of referring to the armed forces of democratic states. One could never accuse Saudis of being socially progressive, except when they are rich and whooping it up in Bahrain or Knightsbridge!
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    Nov 01, 2010 12:36 AM GMT
    a guy a know in the Canadian army was just interviewed about being out in the military, its gonna be on CBC soon, some special on gays in the military. He says no one cares no one bugs him about it (although he could probably kick anyone's ass if they did say something about it lol), hes a combat engineer, total hotty too ;)
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    Nov 01, 2010 12:44 AM GMT
    This is why the protesting over gays in the US military is such a joke. Those in the US military have served alongside men from other countries that are gay and not hiding it and you NEVER hear a breath of upset, from the gays in the militaries of accepting countries or their US allies.


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    Nov 01, 2010 2:17 AM GMT
    Mil8 said
    PrinceOfArya said
    Mil8 saidHe is a good guy and a brave soldier. And, of course, he is right. The British Army is probably one of the most socially conservative institutions in the UK. If you can successfully be openly gay there, you can be openly gay anywhere.


    except saudi arabia, where you can't even openly like booze or science icon_lol.gif


    Well, yes, but I was sort of referring to the armed forces of democratic states. One could never accuse Saudis of being socially progressive, except when they are rich and whooping it up in Bahrain or Knighsbridge!


    Lol! +50 points for evening knowing what Bahrain is! I lived there for 2.5 yrs and that's how I came to know Saudis first hand icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 01, 2010 4:20 AM GMT
    He does have a positive spirit.
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    Nov 01, 2010 11:59 AM GMT
    Thanks for making the adjustment for me. It was the first time I'd come up against this form of url submission, usually it's just a cut and paste job.

    I hope people will feel free to spread this as far and wide as possible...