James Wharton

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James Wharton
James Wharton is a gay rights activist and former soldier.

Originally from North Wales, Wharton served in the Blues and Royals (part of the Household Cavalry) from August 2003[1] until 2012.

In 2008 he was threatened with a homophobic attack by soldiers from another regiment, but was saved by the intervention of Prince Harry.[2]

In 2010 he formed a civil partnership with his long-term partner, Thomas.

He was the first gay person to appear on the front cover of Soldier magazine, the British Army's official publication, which also included an in-depth article about him.

He was written a book about his experiences.[3]

He was ranked 17 in the Pink List 2011, 20 in the Pink List 2012 and 96 in the World Pride Power List 2013.


  1. http://www.james-wharton.com/About-James.html
  2. http://metro.co.uk/2013/06/09/prince-harry-saved-gay-soldier-from-homophobic-attack-3834107/
  3. Out In The Army: My Life As A Gay Soldier' by James Wharton, Biteback Publishing, 2013, ISBN 9781849545402