February 2012 is LGBT History Month, and ‘upstart’ wishes to start its first entry with a mention for Lance Corporal James Wharton.
Lance Corporal James Wharton was one of the first openly gay men in the British Army – since coming out he has been a role model for the Army and has participated in school visits throughout Great Britain and also got married in a civil ceremony in March 2010.
James openness and engaging personality has ensured that he has made friends were ever he has gone, leaving behind a more open and welcoming environment for gay youth in schools.
He has also taken part in the ‘It gets better project’ with a very positive supporting video.
‘upstart’ salutes you James.