|Publication date||08 September 2006|
|Keywords||homosexuality, defence personnel, acceptance, discrimination|
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Original title: Uniform uit de kast.
This study looks at the attitudes of defence
personnel to homosexuality. How do members of the military view homosexual
colleagues? Can gays and lesbians working in the armed forces be open about
their sexual preferences? Do they regard the armed forces as a gay-friendly
workplace, or do they have lots of negative experiences?
At the request of the State Secretary for Defence, the Netherlands Institute for Social Research/SCP carried out a study on the acceptance of homosexuality within the Dutch armed forces. To do this, a survey was conducted among defence personnel and interviews were held with gay men and women working in the armed forces.