"The bonds we forge in combat or in demanding training are unbreakable. They last a lifetime. In no other human endeavour can you see the tolerance, compassion, courage, self-sacrifice, humour and intense love that exists within a group of soldiers. Under fire; no one cares if someone is black or white, gay or straight, because they value the individual for who he or she is, what he or she can do, and because they are so utterly dependent on him or her."
- Lieutenant General Patrick Sanders CBE DSO, Commander Field Army & Army LGBT Champion

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender soldiers

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. 

Meet some of the team

Captain Rowland

Read stories from some the Army's LGBT+ community. Find out how they have been accepted and allowed to be themselves, while fulfilling their Army roles.