A Gay Soldier Walks On to the Cover of a Military Magazine


What’s so lovely about a British magazine putting military vet Trooper James Whartonon the cover next to the headline “Pride” isn’t that it brings attention to openly gay soldiers, but that it was the magazine Soldier, the official periodical for the British Army.

One day, the staff at America’s similarly titled Soldiers will be free to make that same editorial decision. (Then again, it took the Brits a full decade from lifting its “straights-only” policy to put a gay guy on the cover. So here’s to you America … in 2019.)


(Adds reader Liam, who sent us the story: The article “inspired me to head down to the recruiting office!!”)