Sunday, February 20, 2005

It's too early in the morning for stuff like this

The Sunday Times of Britain's Nicholas Hellen, Social Affairs Editor, astounds with Navy signals for help to recruit gay sailors:
THE Royal Navy has turned to Stonewall, the gay lobby group, for advice on how to recruit and retain homosexual sailors.

Senior officers want to encourage more gay and lesbian sailors, estimated at 2,100, to “come out”, paving the way for the first openly gay admiral.

The partnership, to be announced tomorrow, will provide the template for a wider change in the culture of the armed forces. Ben Summerskill, chief executive of Stonewall, said: “We hope that the RAF and the army will be following shortly.”
He admitted the navy was irritated by the fascination in popular culture with the camp behaviour of gay seafarers — reflected in songs such as the disco hit In the Navy by Village People.
It would seem to call for a round of Monty Python jokes, but the FReepers got there first.