In 1994, Graeme Grady was a Royal Air Force sergeant with high-level security clearance. He was assigned to the British Embassy in Washington, D.C., where he served as a chief clerk for Britain's defense intelligence liaison staff. Unfortunately, at a self-help group meeting for married homosexuals, he was noticed by a private employee of his commanding officer. Soon thereafter, Grady was discharged from service. Today, he is one of four plaintiffs in a landmark case seeking to overturn the ban on homosexuals in the British military. Like many other homosexuals in the British Armed Forces, Grady was forced to keep his homosexuality a secret in order to avoid certain and immediate discharge upon discovery.
Stefanie L. Bishop, U.S. & Great Britain: Restrictions on Homosexuals in the Military as a Barricade to Effectiveness, 14 Penn St. Int'l L. Rev. 613 (1996).