Everyone in the Army, no matter what their sexual orientation or gender identity, has the right to be treated fairly with dignity and respect.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) Soldiers serve throughout the Army's corps and regiments playing their part in the country's security.

LGBT+ personnel have the same terms and conditions as everyone else; this includes maternity benefits and pension arrangements for same-sex spouses or civil partners.

The Army welcomes transgender personnel and all who apply to join the Army must meet the same mental and physical entry standard as any other candidate. If you have completed transition you will be treated as an individual of your affirmed gender.

The Army LGBT Forum exists to ensure that all LGBT+ serving personnel can find advice and support with issues that affect their daily lives.

I have always been open about being gay and my partner has been made very welcome by my colleagues; I think I receive more respect for being open about who I am.

Captain Rowland

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Musician Carse

"As I have grown older I have found great support and friendship within the LGBT communities."

Colonel Phillips

"I can honestly say that I have never felt treated differently for being gay. In the Army, what matters is how good I am at my job."

Sergeant Lonergan

"I came out as gay after the ban was lifted and was one of the original 9 Army personnel to march in London Pride."

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