I'm sure this topic has been done to death, however I havent seen it mentioned before. Homosexuals were banned from the Armed Forces, I believe up until 1999. When I joined up I was asked whether or not I was gay, I'm not, but if I had said I was I would not have been allowed to enlist. Being gay or lesbian should not make a difference to any persons ability to become a Soldier. But knowing Squaddies and their sometimes 'blinkered' views on a wide range of topics, realistically would you say that the MOD being forced to lift its ban on homosexuals has caused any issues?? I cant see anything wrong with a Gay or Lesbian person wanting to serve their country. But knowing the 'Barrack Block Culture' and the way it works ............. any thoughts?