Asexual Bisexual Heterosexual Homosexual. Even supposedly straight men made use of his services. On the tenth anniversary of the change of law that permitted homosexuality was celebrated, including in the July cover story of the Army's in house publication Soldier Magazineand articles in some national newspapers. The code of conduct of the police force prohibits unfair discrimination in recruitment. There would also be no harassment of gay officers and no questioning of members about their sexuality.
The Defence Act of makes it a criminal offence for any SANDF member or Defence Department employee to "denigrate, humiliate or show hostility or aversion to" any person on the grounds of sexual orientation.
Sexual orientation and gender identity in military service
Over five million men served in the British armed forces during World War 2. In addition, as the British army began suffering heavy casualties a social emphasis on men doing their duty and aiding in the reproduction of the dwindling male population arose. There are various accounts of trials and executions of members of the Knights Templar in the 14th century and British sailors during the Napoleonic wars for homosexuality. Gays and lesbians have been allowed to serve in the Military of Albania since According to the Armed Forces of Malta, a number of openly gay people serve in the AFM, and the official attitude is one of "live and let live", where "a person's postings and duties depend on their qualifications, not their sexual orientation".