RAF a leader in lesbian recruits

The Royal Air Force has been nominated as one of the country's top recruiters for lesbians. The service has been voted for by readers of g3 – a magazine aimed primarily at gay and bisexual women.

Yesterday the RAF said it had worked closely with g3 – a free magazine with a readership of 140,000 – to convince the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population that it celebrates the diversity of its personnel.

Homosexuality was banned in the forces until 2000.