Author: Army LGBT+ Network

Announcing our new Army LGBT+ Forum Veterans’ Rep

Announcing our new Army LGBT+ Forum Veterans’ Rep

We’re delighted to announce that as part of our continued commitment to supporting past and present lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender soldiers we have introduced the new role of Veterans’ Rep and that Dougie Morgan has taken on this role for the coming year.

Dougie MorganDougie has previously held the role of Forum Vice Chair and retired from the British Army last year after joining the Black Watch in 1980. His dedication to the Forum and his commitment to this role will provide real benefits and we’re excited for what follows in the coming months.

This new Veterans’ Rep role is an important part of our wider engagement with the Royal British Legion and a number of other organisations in supporting those who have left the service.

The Royal British Legion launched a new LGBTQ+ branch this year to help tackle isolation and build connections in communities. The new branch will act as a safe space for people from across the LGBTQ+ community to share experiences and support the work of the Legion – you can find out more about this on the RBL website.

The British Army secures another year in the Stonewall Top 100 Index

The British Army secures another year in the Stonewall Top 100 Index

Stonewall Top 100 Employer 2019The Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2019 is the definitive benchmarking tool for employers to measure their progress on lesbian, gay, bi and trans inclusion in the workplace – and The British Army has once again secured a place in the Top 100 Employers at 51st position.

Now in its fifteenth year, Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of Stonewall states ‘the list of over 400 organisations showcases organisations leading the way in making workplaces more LGBT inclusive and ensuring that LGBT employees, customers and service users can be safe, accepted and respected across the UK.’

The workplace is a fantastic way to show your commitment to LGBT equality. It demonstrates that making your workplace, services and products LGBT inclusive is a priority.

This year also marked one of the Army LGBT+ Forum’s previous committee members, Capt Hannah Graf being named as Trans Role Model of the Year 2019 for her ongoing support, dedication and championing of Trans equality. Stonewall remarked ‘Hannah has supported the army with updating its facilities and policies, including developing a new guide to gender identity. Alongside her work commitments, for five years she has been the trans representative for the Army’s LGBT+ forum.’

The Army LGBT+ Forum is delighted with the success of The British Army once again this year and the many positive benefits that inclusion in the Top 100 Employers list will bring to colleagues and those working with the organisation.

For further information on the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index refer to the Stonewall website.