Royal British Le­gion opens LGBT wing

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The Royal British Le­gion is launch­ing its first LGBT branch to help tackle the iso­la­tion felt by veter­ans in a mi­nor­ity com­mu­nity.

The new na­tional branch comes al­most 20 years after the gov­ern­ment lifted the ban on les­bians, gay men and bi­sex­ual peo­ple serv­ing in the Armed Forces.

Emma Can­nings, the mem­ber­ship di­rec­tor, said: “We hope this new branch will com­mem­o­rate the sac­ri­fices made by LGBTQ+ veter­ans and serv­ing per­son­nel and en­sure our ser­vices are ac­ces­si­ble to all.”

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