We are pleased to share new research by Sarah Worthman on discrimination faced by 2SLGBTQ+ soldiers during World War One.

World-War-I-Persecution Chart


Sarah Worthman is a Master’s student from Memorial University in St John’s, Newfoundland. She reached out to the LGTB Fund last year to discuss a research project that she was undertaking to reveal the untold queer history of the Canadian Expeditionary Force in World War One.

Through her research at Veterans Affairs Canada, Sarah discovered records of some 35 men charged with gross indecency. It was a purge of men who were serving their country.


To read the entire document by Sarah Worthman, click the link below.


Cover Image of A Long History of Persecution by Sarah Worthman
Acknowledgements by Sarah Worthman author of A Long History of Persecution
Image of WW I Soldiers in drag courtesy of the Vimy Foundation