LONDON, England -- A married British Army general is on the verge of coming out as gay – an announcement which would send shockwaves through the Armed Forces.
He has kept his homosexuality secret since joining 25 years ago. When he signed up it was illegal to be gay in the forces.
The officer – who holds the highest rank achievable for a professional soldier – has served on tours in Iraq, Afghanistan and Northern Ireland.
The father, who has an open relationship with his wife, said he wants to speak out despite being told it could be “career suicide.”