Author: Army LGBT Forum

Pride in Glasgow 2017

Pride in Glasgow 2017

Saturday 19th August 2017 saw members of all three Armed Forces parade for the first time in uniform at Glasgow Pride. The annual parade sees over 5000 people parade through Glasgow City Centre whilst being watched by over 50,000 people and is the highlight of the Scottish LGBT calendar.

Army LGBT Forum Vice Chair, WO2 Dougie Graham ensured that the parade and those formed up for the march demonstrated not just an excellent level of professionalism but also a celebration the message of the Army, and our sister services, as being open to all and an inclusive and welcoming organisation.

Please find below a few photos from the day or visit the ‘Army in Scotland‘ Facebook page for more information and imagery.

Brighton Pride & The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment

Brighton Pride & The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment

Saturday 5th August saw this year’s Brighton Pride parade and festival take place and another weekend of activity and engagement for the Army LGBT Forum.

The Army once again took the opportunity to showcase our commitment to inclusivity and diversity and somewhat uniquely this year, demonstrated our commitment with the help of the PWRR Tigers Para Team, by expertly delivering the Brighton Pride LGBT flag into the center of celebrations and thousands of spectators below. The demonstration was incredibly well received and provided a unique photo opportunity for those attending to experience something not often seen at a Pride parade.

The flag was delivered with care by the Tigers FreeFall Parachute Display Team of The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment; a regiment that continues to be at the forefront of commitment to diversity and inclusion.

2 PWRR have been shortlisted in the ‘Diverse Company of the Year Award’ at the National Diversity Awards 2017.

To find out more about the Tigers Para Team or see what else they’re doing then go along and check out their Twitter at https://twitter.com/TigersFFT

Transgender service in the British Army

Transgender service in the British Army

Message from Army LGBT Champion:

The British Army is proud to have many Transgender soldiers serving their country and I was proud to march alongside them at Pride this year. Like all soldiers, they are prepared to lay down their lives for their country. We are a stronger and better Army for being inclusive and we benefit from the rich diversity of all represented in the British Army.

Lieutenant General Patrick Sanders CBE DSO
Commander Field Army