Chile: Sailor in Navy announces he is gay

Posted on August 28, 2014 • Filed under: Chile, Police/Military Activity, Social Issues reported a sailor in Chile has become the first serving member of the Chilean armed forces to announce he is gay. Mauricio Ruiz, 24, told a televised news conference his decision had “not been easy”, but he wanted to help fight discrimination against homosexuals. Mr Ruiz said that what was most important was not a soldier’s sexual orientation, but his or her willingness to serve the country. Read Article

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