MI5 Recruiting Gay Agents

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From Huffington Post:

LONDON ā€” Britain’s domestic spy agency wants gay recruits to know: It’s time to come out of the closet.

After shunning them for decades over worries of blackmail, MI5 is now asking gay and lesbian people to consider a career as a spy, promising the chance to fight terrorists, protect their country _ and earn a decent salary, plus benefits.

As part of an ongoing recruitment drive, MI5 is already wooing women, minorities and people with language skills. The fact that they’re now reaching out to Britain’s gay community is long overdue, said Peter Tatchell, a London-based gay rights activist.


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