Commemoration of LGBT’s who died fighting Nazism & other tyrannies
Royal Air Force veteran David Bonney and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell laid a rainbow wreath at the Cenotaph today, Remembrance Sunday, 8 November, shortly after the official ceremony, at 1pm.
Plans for a larger ceremony were cancelled due to new lockdown rules.
“Our wreath is in remembrance of LGBT+ military personnel who sacrificed their lives fighting Nazism & other tyrannies. Lest We Forget!”Mr Tatchell.
David Bonney, who served in the RAF, was the last UK serviceman to be jailed for being gay. He was sentenced to six months in prison in 1993 and a dishonourable discharge, plus the loss of some of his pension entitlement.
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