Life changed dramatically across society in the United Kingdom including Northern Ireland during the Second World War. While homosexuality was illegal for men at the time, the British Army often turned a blind eye to same-sex activity during the recruitment process. In later life, many veterans in the LGBTQ community spoke openly about their sexuality. To mark Pride week in Belfast, we spoke to Michael Fryer of Northern Ireland War Memorial to dive deeper into some of these stories.
Michael Fryer writing on Bad Companions on NI War Memorial:
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