Role Models: Rhona Carse

Role Models: Rhona Carse

Rhona CarseMy name is Rhona Carse and I am a musician in the British Army.

I currently work for the Band of the Scots Guards in central London. Our main job role is to provide musical support for the Guardsmen and Royal Family during the Changing of the Guard, and other ceremonial events in and around Buckingham Palace.

I identify as Bisexual, and play an active role in the Army LGBT Forum as one of three regional reps for the London area. My wife and I take part in various Pride marches throughout the year and we have recently done some fundraising for LGBT charities as well. I started dating women in my late teens, and coming out to my loved ones was a relatively pain free experience. I’ve always had a great support network around me. My friends and family are loving and loyal, and as I have grown older I have found great support and friendship in my local LGBT communities as well. Playing my part as an LGBT activist is important, because not everyone experiences that same level of support.