Policy paper

Homosexuality at the Foreign Office 1967 to 1991

This publication, by Foreign and Commonwealth Office Historians, looks at the ban on diplomats being homosexual which was lifted in 1991.


Homosexuality at the Foreign Office, 1967 to 1991

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Based on policy documents, this publication tells the story of Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) policy towards homosexuality from the mid-1960s to the 1990s. It is intended as an introduction and accompaniment to the material contained in the files which will be released to The National Archives.

Published 4 July 2017