Army LGBT+ Champion

Army LGBT+ Champion

Lt Gen CL Tickell

A message from…
Lieutenant General CL Tickell CBE

I feel privileged to take over as the Army LGBT+ Champion and look forward to working alongside the LGBT+ Network and their wider allies to ensure the Army is a truly inclusive employer. I have already been enormously impressed by those whom I have met at London Pride and elsewhere; energy, enthusiasm and a thirst for life which is truly inspiring.

We are all looking forward to a significant year ahead. January 2020 marks 20 years since the ban on homosexuals serving in the Armed Forces was lifted and this acts as a reminder of how far we have come in a relatively short time to make us the truly inclusive organisation we are now.  We must celebrate this inclusion in 2020 but also remember those who paved the way.  I look forward to meeting you all at events over the next year and supporting you in ensuring the Army remains an inclusive organisation.