March 25th, 2006
According to a story in the Evening Herald last week, the former commanding officer of Devonport warship HMS Ocean has revealed plans to introduce drama-based training in a bid to change attitudes to homosexuality in the services.
Second Sea Lord Vice-Admiral Adrian Johns apparently told a national snoozepaper the scheme would stop homophobia within the navy and could involve men ‘acting gay’ to help homophobic sailors understand homosexuality.
Speaking at a conference on gays in the workplace, Vice-Adml Johns said the Royal Navy’s mission is to break down barriers of prejudice.
Prejudice like thinking there’s a stereotypical way of acting gay, for instance?
Still, we salute the sentiment. A vast behind! Or something!
Posted by Thin White Duke
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