Forum Committee

Forum Committee

The Army LGBT Forum committee is made up officers and soldiers who volunteer to support the day to day operations of the forum; they are as follows:

Rob RidleyChair – Maj Rob Ridley
Rob looks after the day to day operations of the Army LGBT Forum and Chairs the forum committee.

Email Rob at: chair@armylgbt.org.uk


WO2 Dougie GrahamVice Chair – WO2 Dougie Graham
Dougie has served all over the globe with the 1st Battalion the Black Watch. His latest posting is with HQ 51 Brigade. Dougie is a father, and active member of Gay Dads Scotland. He is the port of call for LGBT troops in Scotland and Northern Ireland as well as our Vice Chair.

Email Dougie at: vc_men@armylgbt.org.uk


Vice Chair – WO2 Lou Wolstenholme
Lou is an experienced soldier having worked in numerous war zones. She advises on the treatment of gay and bisexual women and is also our lead on family life, ensuring that LGBT soldiers get the same treatment starting and supporting their families.

Email Lou at: vc_women@armylgbt.org.uk


SecretarSgt Guy Lowe-Barrowy – Sgt Guy Lowe-Barrow
Guy administers the whole Army LGBT Forum, minuting meetings, organising conferences and events, and helping produce the Forum Newsletter.

Email Guy at: secretary@armylgbt.org.uk


Sgt Jonny CoxWelfare Rep – Sgt Jonny Cox
Bio to follow.

Email Jonny at: welfare@armylgbt.org.uk


Media – OCdt Chris Howard
Chris is a reservist and administers all media concerns of the forum. He can be contacted in regards to interviews and other media engagements as well as for signposting to relevant defence media contacts.

Email Chris at: media@armylgbt.org.uk


Cpl Gaz InstoneEvents – Cpl Gaz Instone
Gaz organises the Forum’s social calendar, assisted by 2Lt Jack Potter QARANC, Sgt Alastair Smith PWRR, and Musician Connor Deacon CAMUS.

Email Gaz at: events@armylgbt.org.uk


Sports – Capt Richard Cann
Richard is a reservist and a keen rugby player and coach (Cardiff Lions RFC) and Army Reserve Wales Rugby Club. When not on the rugby field Richard is a a great advocate of all sports enjoying cricket and shooting. He is also our Wales representative.

Email Richard at: sports@armylgbt.org.uk


Sgt Corey LondonReserves – Sgt Corey London
I live in London with my wife Helen. I work for Kent Police as a Detective Constable in Child Abuse Investigation and I’m also a Trans Rep for National Trans Police Association. My corps is AGC – working at 71 Sig (CofL) Regt in Lincoln’s Inn. I have 4 children and 4 grandchildren so far.

Email Corey at: reservist@armylgbt.org.uk


Lesbian Rep – Sgt Rachel Hay
Bio to follow.

Email Rachel at: women@armylgbt.org.uk


Men’s Rep – Lt Jamie Carrahar
Whilst in uniform as an Army Reservist, Jamie is a Staff Assistant with 499 Contract Management Unit focussing on improving the capability delivered by contractors in support of operations. In his civilian career, Jamie is a Chartered Management Accountant and lectures in Accountancy & Taxation.

Email Jamie at: mens@armylgbt.org.uk


Capt Hannah WinterbourneTransgender Rep – Capt Hannah Winterbourne & Spr Mel Scott
Hannah has been a serving Officer since 2010, starting her gender transition in 2013. She has served in the UK, Germany, Canada and Afghanistan and now assists in advising on transgender policies and supporting fellow transgender individuals. Whether you are already serving, or have the ambition to serve then Hannah is here.

Spr Mel ScottSapper Mel is your point of call if you have any questions relating to transgender issues. A font of knowledge about the process of transition Mel is keen to hear from and guide those making the same journey.

Email Hannah and Mel at: t@armylgbt.org.uk


WO2 Dougie GrahamScotland & NI – WO2 Dougie Graham & Cpl Peter Fletcher
Dougie has served all over the globe with the 1st Battalion the Black Watch. His latest posting is with HQ 51 Brigade. Dougie is a father, and active member of Gay Dads Scotland. He is the port of call for LGBT troops in Scotland and Northern Ireland as well as our Vice Chair.

Email Dougie and Peter at: scotland@armylgbt.org.uk


Cyprus – LCpl Hayley Woodward-Ellam
Bio to follow.

Email Hayley at: cyprus@armylgbt.org.uk


Wales – Capt Richard Cann
Richard is a reservist and a keen rugby player and coach (Cardiff Lions RFC) and Army Reserve Wales Rugby Club. When not on the rugby field Richard is a a great advocate of all sports enjoying cricket and shooting. He is also our Sports representative.

Email Richard at: wales@armylgbt.org.uk